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Shark Hazard Advisory Research Committee now established

Department of Fisheries Western Australia

In an effort to improve beach safety the State Government has announced the establishment of a Shark Hazard Advisory Research Committee (SHARC), led by WA’s Chief Scientist, Professor Lyn Beazley. The committee will assess applications to fund innovative research projects into shark deterrents. The fund, totalling $2 million, is available to WA based organisations, including universities, research institutes, industry, and not-for-profit groups. It is anticipated research will be well under way by the end of this year. Grants of up to $300,000 will be available over a period of up to three years.

The first application round is open now, until 4.00 pm, 21 November.

Science and Innovation Minister John Day today called for submissions for applied research into shark deterrents.

Mr. Day said the State Government had established the Shark Hazard Advisory Research Committee (SHARC) and that $2 million was now available to encourage and support research into the development of innovations aimed at protecting the State’s beachgoers.

'Sharks have become a greater risk to the community and the Liberal-National Government is initiating numerous strategies - as part of a holistic approach - aimed at reducing this risk at the State’s popular swimming beaches,' he said.

'Innovative research that could potentially assist in reducing the risk of shark attacks is currently being undertaken in the community - the funding will enable this research to progress at a faster pace to ensure innovations are developed now so as to help provide more protection for beachgoers.

'SHARC will be led by WA’s Chief Scientist, Professor Lyn Beazley, and is responsible for assessing all applications received under this program.

'This funding complements the activities under the $6.85million package announced last month.'

Grants of up to $300,000 over a period of up to three years will be open to Western Australian-based organisations, including universities, research institutes, industry, and not-for-profit organisations; it is anticipated this research will be well under way by the end of the year.

The committee comprises Peter Millington, CEO, Chemcentre; Dr. Rick Fletcher, head of research, Department of Fisheries; Michele Clement, director, Innovative Science, Department of Commerce; and Chris Peck, community safety manager, Surf Life Saving Western Australia.

The Minister said Western Australia’s beaches are important to the fabric of WA’s culture and the State Government was doing everything possible to ensure these areas were kept safe.

More information here

Department of Fisheries website


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