By                                    Asha Barbaschow

AU$8m fleet of shark-spotting drones and drumlines for the NSW coastline

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2020-07-01 19:42:28

By Asha Barbaschow | July 1, 2020 -- 00:16 GMT (17:16 PDT) | Topic: Innovation

In a bid to protect beachgoers from the animals that live in the water they're entering, the New South Wales government will spend AU$8 million on a new strategy that includes a fleet of shark-spotting drones to patrol the state's coastline.

Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall is calling the strategy "shark management" and said it is based on five years of scientific research into shark behaviour and the most effective ways to protect beachgoers. 

"As a government, our number one priority is keeping people at our beaches safe and that's why we're rolling out a revamped strategy to reduce the risk of shark attacks," Marshall said on Wednesday.

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