Sharken Up Your Skills

Want to find out more out our research, best practice guidelines and surveys? Or perhaps you’re keen to become a Shark Mates ambassador? Whatever the case, we’d love to hear from you.

Australians love spending their weekends catching fish from boats, shores and jetties. That enjoyment can be compromised if you’re unsure what to do when you hook a shark or ray. Or you feel that other members of the fishing community can improve their practices.

You asked for best practice guidelines for catching, handling and releasing shark and rays. We’ve listened and delivered.

The Shark Mates guidelines are based on the latest science and targeted research into the most effective handling and release techniques. Please watch these videos and share them with your Victorian fishing community. Let’s take better care of our sharks and rays and enjoy a better fishing experience as a result.

Be a best practice ambassador

Enjoyed these instructional videos? Spread the word and share them with your mates. Let’s lead the way in creating a safer experience for fish and fishers. And if you’re interested in becoming an official Shark Mates ambassador…