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NSW beaches with shark nets

AAP logoAAP 18/11/2016

NSW BEACHES WITH SHARK NETS

* 56 beaches in NSW are protected by shark nets

* The Shark Meshing Program (SMP) was introduced in 1937

* Only one fatal shark attack has occurred on a netted beach since the SMP started

* Nets only cover part of a beach and are designed to deter sharks from creating territories.

NETTED BEACHES BY REGION

NORTHERN (5): Lighthouse, Sharpes, Shelly, Lennox, Evans Head

HUNTER (10): Stockton, Nobbys, Newcastle, Bar, Dixon Park, Merewether, Redhead, Blacksmiths, Caves, Catherine Hill Bay

CENTRAL COAST (11): Lakes, Soldiers, The Entrance, Shelly, Terrigal, North Avoca, Avoca, Copacabana, MacMasters, Killcare, Umina

SYDNEY NORTH (7): Palm, Whale, Avalon, Bilgola, Newport, Mona Vale, Warriewood

SYDNEY CENTRAL (8): North Narrabeen, Narrabeen, Dee Why, Curl Curl, Freshwater, Queenscliff, North Steyne, Manly

SYDNEY SOUTH (10): Bondi, Bronte, Coogee, Maroubra, Wanda, Elouera, North Cronulla, Cronulla, Wattamolla, Garie

ILLAWARRA (5): Coledale, Austinmer, Thirroul, North Wollongong, South Wollongong.

(Source: Department of Primary Industries)

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