Member for Myall Lakes, Stephen Bromhead has put out a call to the State government to install SMART drumlines on a permanent basis across all Mid Coast beaches following last month's shark fatality at Nine Mile Beach, Tuncurry.
Mr Bromhead has met with Minister for Agriculture, Adam Marshall demanding two drumlines are located in the Myall Lakes electorate.
However, Mr Bromhead said he would leave the location of the drumlines up to the 'experts'.
"SMART drum lines are new technology that allow target sharks to be intercepted beyond the surf break, once caught they are tagged and relocated one kilometre offshore," Mr Bromhead said.
White, bull and tiger have been identified as target sharks by the Department of Primary Industries.
I am calling for this investment as it is crucial that locals and holiday-makers alike feel protected when enjoying our stunning beaches.Stephen Bromhead
SMART (Shark-Management-Alert-In-RealTime) drum lines consist of an anchor, two buoys and a satellite-linked GPS communications unit attached to a hook baited with one sea mullet.
Drumlines were anchored a minimum one kilometre offshore with research showing that after being tagged and released target sharks relocated 15-20kms offshore within two days.
"I am calling for this investment as it is crucial that locals and holiday-makers alike feel protected when enjoying our stunning beaches," Mr Bromhead said.
"If this technology can help people to feel safer in the water and save lives, it is worth it."
Mr Bromhead said the drumlines have been recommended by 'experts' and previous trials in the area have shown they are effective in reducing target sharks that come too close.
A drumline was installed on a temporary basis off the coast following last month's tragedy