Sharks

According to Primary Industries and Regions department of the South Australian government, there are over 160 species of sharks in Australian waters (see here for more information).

The SDFSA believes that sharks, as apex predators, are important to the health of marine ecosystems, and guidelines set by PIRSA should be observed.

Divers should be aware that White sharks in particular are a protected species in South Australia, including prohibitions on take, harm, harassment, sale, purchase or possession of sharks or parts of sharks. (See Section 71 of the South Australian Fisheries Management Act 2007).