Fisheries issues shark warning between Hillarys Boat Harbour and Trigg Point

Fisheries issues shark warning between Hillarys Boat Harbour and Trigg Point

AS school holidays start today, the Department of Fisheries has issued a shark warning for beachgoers between Hillarys Boat Harbour and Trigg Point.

The warning was issued at 3.20pm yesterday following an increase of reported shark sightings over the past few days.

There were seven public sighting reports of large sharks in the 2.5km between Mettams Pool and Watermans Bay between Thursday and Sunday.

Five of the reports were for sharks more than 3m long and one report was for a great white shark.

A Fisheries statement said the frequency and duration of the recent sightings could increase the likelihood of encountering a shark in this area.

Local Government rangers, Surf Life Saving WA and Fisheries will continue to monitor reports.

Water users are encouraged to reconsider swimming, surfing or diving between Hillarys Boat Harbour and Trigg Point.

If you see a shark, report it to Water Police on 9442 8600.

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