North Coast shark net trial

Updated: 1 September 2017

A second shark net trial will take place at five beaches on the NSW North Coast following the review of results of the first trial.

The second trial will take place at the same five beaches - Lighthouse Beach (Ballina), Sharpes Beach (Ballina), Shelly Beach (Ballina), Seven Mile Beach (Lennox Head)‚ÄČand Evans Head - and commence at the end of the southward peak whale migration period in early November.

The nets will again be fitted with dolphin ‘pingers’ and whale alarms but there will also be a number of modifications to the design and operation of the nets in an attempt to minimise by-catch numbers.

25 SMART drumlines will continue to be deployed daily (weather permitting), as well as drone and helicopter surveillance.

Read more about the results of the North Coast Shark Net Trial.

Shark net trial facts