NSW Shark Meshing Program (Primefact 147)
The NSW Government’s shark meshing program has been effective in helping to provide a safer environment for swimmers and surfers since it was first introduced at most of Sydney’s ocean beaches in 1937.
The program involves using specially designed nets along 51 beaches from Newcastle to Wollongong, where the majority of people in NSW swim and surf.
The Primefact includes information on:
- How can you reduce the chance of being attacked by a shark?
- How the shark meshing program works
- Minimising impacts on other marine life
- Regions and beaches of the Shark Meshing Program