NSW cracks down on sharks after recent attack off Ballina

Shark Detection Drumlines will be rolled out along the New South Wales coastline, the State Government’s announced today.

Smart drumlines allow sharks to be tracked and monitored without being baited or killed.

The ABC reported Primary Industries Minister Niall Blair said 85 will be rolled out after a teenager was bitten off Ballina last Monday.


Smart drum lines alert Department of Primary Industry scientists via phone and email that a shark is hooked on the drum line.

The scientists then tag the shark before releasing it further out to sea.

Premier Mike Baird said 31 great white and five bull sharks had already been successfully tagged and relocated since May 2016.