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Summer shark safety campaign launched

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Smart drum lines deployed off the coast of Ballina. (Picture DPI)

Two additional drones will complement the NSW government’s shark-mitigation measures, which will roll out for summer. Existing measures include helicopters, drones, 35 SMART drumlines and VR4G listening stations, shark alarms, PA systems, megaphones and lifesaving heavy-duty trauma kits.

Minister for Primary Industries Niall Blair (Nationals) made the announcement on Monday.

The drone trial will be at nine beaches, including Kingscliff, Main Beach Byron Bay, The Pass, Suffolk Park, Lennox Head, Sharpes Beach, Shelly Beach, Lighthouse Beach and Evans Head.


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