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First Great White caught on drum-line

The controversial smart drum-line in WA’s South West has snagged its first Great White shark since it was installed off the coast of North Point Surfing Spot in Grace Town.

“That’s the first Great White that’s been caught since the start of the program which is the 41st shark in total caught,” Peter Godfrey, the shark program manager for the Department of Industry and Regional Development told 6PR Breakfast.

Mr Godfrey says it’s not unexpected that it’s taken this long to spot a Great White and now is the season for the monstrous shark to reach our seas.

“White sharks are quite rare, they tend to move away from the South West of Western Australia over the Summer months and return with the salmon run and the humpback whale migration,” he told Steve and Baz.

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