New technology to tag and track sharks at Illawarra, Shoalhaven beaches

Andrew Pearson
Updated July 3 2017 - 1:29pm, first published 12:30pm
How it works: The smart drumline uses GPS to send real time alerts to Department of Primary Industries scientists and contractors. Picture: NSW government
How it works: The smart drumline uses GPS to send real time alerts to Department of Primary Industries scientists and contractors. Picture: NSW government

Twenty “smart drumlines” will be deployed off the Illawarra and Shoalhaven coast, as part of a state government trial aimed at further protecting beachgoers from sharks. 

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Andrew Pearson

Andrew grew up in the western Riverina town of Hay and has strong ties to the region. He is a former DA journo who has a passion for breaking news and has covered everything from council and politics to crime and court.

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