WA: Fisheries investigating shark attached to vehicle

Flag_WA2Media Release

Department of Fisheries, Western Australia

05. January 2016


Fisheries investigating shark attached to vehicle

Fisheries is investigating reports of a shark strapped to the front of a 4WD vehicle in Safety Bay.

A member of the public made a report to the Department on the afternoon of January 4.

Metropolitan Regional Manager Tony Cappelluti said the Department was also made aware of video footage that had been posted on social media.

“Fisheries officers have subsequently identified from images that the shark is a tiger shark and are attempting to identify the person/s involved so that further enquiries can be made,” Mr Cappelluti said.

“All whaler sharks (including tiger sharks) with an inter-dorsal fin length of 700mm or greater are recreationally protected, when taken from the South Coast and West Coast bioregions.

“Penalties for an individual committing a first offence include a fine of up to $5,000 and an additional penalty of up to 10 times the value of the fish taken.”

Source: Government of Western Australia


Related Video ( by 9NEWS Perth, uploaded on 05. January 2016 )

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