The community will get to have their say on the State Government’s controversial shark mitigation methods including nets and drum lines by taking part a new survey.
As part of the Government’s $85 million Shark Management Program, Minister Dugald Saunders has announced an annual survey to monitor community sentiment on the mitigation measures.
The survey is now live and can be found here as well as on the SharkSmart and DPI websites. The survey will be open until Thursday 16 June.
This survey of coastal Councils, stakeholders and community members will capture sentiments about shark mitigation approaches currently used in NSW (see current program here).
It will specifically ask about confidence in the program to reduce the risk of human-shark interactions at ocean beaches.
After this initial survey, an annual survey will be promoted in the December-January holidays every year for DPI to monitor as an indicator in the DPI Strategic Plan.