The DPI has advised that nine white sharks have been caught in SMART drumlines in three days.
The DPI has advised that nine white sharks have been caught in SMART drumlines in three days.

9 white sharks captured in three days off North Coast

CONTRACTORS with the Department of Primary Industries have been kept busy over the past few days monitoring the North Coast's SMART drumlines.

From Sunday through to Tuesday afternoon, a total of nine sharks have been tagged and released off our coastline.

The biggest shark was a great white measuring in at 3.5m.

It was captured at South Ballina at 9.20am on Tuesday.

Other sharks that were tagged and released include:

  • 2.2m white shark off Airforce Beach, Evans Head, at 3.21pm on Tuesday
  • 2.12m white shark off Main Beach, Evans Head at 1.10 pm on Tuesday
  • 2.53m white shark off Airforce Beach, Evans Head at 11.37am on Tuesday
  • 2.3m white shark off Boulder Beach, Skennars Head, at 9.38am on Tuesday
  • 3.5m white shark off South Ballina, 9.20am on Tuesday
  • 2.8m white shark off Airforce Beach, Evans Head at 3.42pm on Monday
  • 2.38m white shark off Airforce Beach, Evans Head at 2.47pm on Monday
  • 2.65m white shark off Main Beach, Evans Head at 9.32am on Monday
  • 2.06m white shark at Joggly Point, Evans Head at 4.32pm on Sunday.