In 2015 the NSW Government announced the NSW Shark Management Strategy, a program designed to complement the existing Shark Meshing Bather Protection Program. The key objective of the NSW Shark Management Strategy is to increase protection for bathers from shark interactions while minimising harm to sharks or other animals.
The programme also captured some amazing footage of marine life on the NSW North Coast captured during drone trials. Trialling drones to detect sharks is part of the NSW Government’s $16 million Shark Management Strategy, a scientifically driven, integrated strategy involving several innovative approaches to provide the most effective shark attack mitigation measures at NSW beaches.
The NSW Shark Management Strategy is an investment of more than $16 million to introduce innovative trials and fund continual projects over five years.