Great Lakes shark sightings

A shark tagging was captured on camera from the Amaroo. Credit: ‎Julie Ahlstrom
A shark tagging was captured on camera from the Amaroo. Credit: ‎Julie Ahlstrom

The sharks are out and about in NSW, but has there been an increase in their numbers, or have there always been this many and we just didn’t know about it?

Julie Ahlstrom got a chance to see a shark being tagged from the Amaroo on Thursday, November 9.

“We got beside the boat to have a look,” she said.

“It was awesome. According to the fishermen he was just under three metres.

“They catch them on the drum lines, bring them up beside the boat, put the tag in their dorsal fin and take them five kilometres back out to sea.”

SharkSmart NSW has recorded 53 shark detection alerts around the Great Lakes beaches in the last week, through the shark tagging and tracking system.

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Three new sharks have been caught on the SMART drumlines in the Great Lakes since Monday, November 6. 

Once a shark is caught this leads to a rapid response, tagging and relocating the animal alive.

Further information is available at: http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/fishing/sharks/management