A shark advice has been issued for Western Australian water users due to a temporary outage of the shark notification system, affecting the notification of tagged shark detection.
Due to a system outage, tagged shark detections from the Shark Monitoring Network are currently offline.
The outage affects all shark monitoring receivers in Perth metro, South West, Albany and Esperance.
The sightings element of the notification system remains fully operational, so water users can still and are urged to call any shark sightings into Water Police on 9442 8600 and they will be posted as usual.
What to do
Adhere to any beach closures advised by local government rangers or Surf Life Saving WA.
If you see a shark, report it to Water Police on 9442 8600.
All shark sighting information reported to Water Police is provided to response agencies and to the public on the SharkSmart website and Surf Life Saving WA Twitter feed.
What authorities are doing
The relevant authorities that receive Shark Notification System alerts to assist them in responses have been notified of the outage.
The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development is working with the satellite service provider, to restore the system to full operational status as soon as possible.
Check sharksmart.com.au/news for current alerts and warnings.
The Shark Notification System forms part of a range of shark hazard mitigation strategies in place. See sharksmart.com.au for additional information.