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Trialling shark nets on the North Coast

13 October 2016
The NSW Government wants to trial traditional mesh nets on the North Coast.
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Following another shark attack off Ballina this week, the NSW Government is seeking Commonwealth approval for a six-month trial of shark nets to protect surfers and swimmers.

The trial complements other measures in the government's Shark Management Strategy to help reduce the risk of shark attacks, including:

The shark net trial's design and implementation will be guided by consultation with the local community.

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