The Australian state of New South Wales (NWS) said it will spend AU$21.4 million (US$15.4 million) to expand its shark management program.
NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro said the funding would be used to deploy more shark-spotting drones, shark-management-alert-in-real-time (SMART) drumlines, and VR4G beach-monitoring stations.
NSW Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall said, "The NSW government will now be operating the world's largest shark management program aiming to get the balance right, between keeping swimmers and surfers safe, and protecting our marine life."
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