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A listening station has been set up in front of Cronulla Beach that warns when a tagged shark is within 500 meters. Cronulla MP and Attorney General Mark Speakman said the device, which was installed this week, provided real-time alerts to the public and beach authorities. “If a tagged shark comes close to our shore, anyone using the SharkSmart app or Twitter page will be immediately aware of it, including Surf Life Saving NSW and the council’s lifeguards,” he said. “The data collected also provides important insights into the movements of the sharks in our waters.” The NSW government has been working with local authorities to determine the best location for these units and I am pleased to have it installed here in the county . † Speakman said listening stations were part of a package of shark reduction methods to help protect our community. Earlier this year, 15 SMART drum lines were dropped, which are designed to intercept sharks and allow them to carry on alive. about 500m offshore between Greenhills and Oak Park Beachgoers are encouraged to be SharkSmart when entering the ocean or estuarine environments and download the SharkSmart app or visit @NSWSharkSmart on Twitter. more information at sharksmart.nsw.gov.au

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A listening station has been set up in front of Cronulla Beach that warns when a tagged shark is within 500 meters.

Cronulla MP and Attorney General Mark Speakman said the device, which was installed this week, provided real-time alerts to the public and beach authorities.

“If a tagged shark comes close to our shore, anyone using the SharkSmart app or Twitter page will be immediately aware of it, including Surf Life Saving NSW and the council’s lifeguards,” he said.

“The data collected also provides important insights into the movements of the sharks in our waters.

“The NSW government has been working with local authorities to determine the best location for these units and I am delighted to see it installed here in the county.”

Mr Speakman said listening stations were part of a package of shark reduction methods to help protect our community.

Earlier this year, 15 SMART drum lines, designed to intercept sharks and release them further into the sea alive, were dropped about 500 meters offshore between Greenhills and Oak Park.

Locations of the SMART drumlines.  Image: DPI

Locations of the SMART drumlines. Image: DPI

Beachgoers are encouraged to be SharkSmart when entering the ocean or estuarine environments and download the SharkSmart app or visit @NSWSharkSmart on Twitter.

For more information, visit sharksmart.nsw.gov.au

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