WA Government implement $200 rebate on Shark Shield FREEDOM7

Company Name: Shark Shield

Announcement Date: 05/06/2017
Announcement Category: Contract/Partnership
Announcement Content:

In a world first, the West Australian government have today implemented their election policy promise of a Shark Deterrent Rebate. The first 1000 West Australian residents to purchase the Shark Shield FREEDOM7 the worlds only scientifically proven and independently tested electrical shark deterrent device, will receive a $200 rebate.

Lindsay Lyon, Shark Shield CEO says, “From today, all West Australian residents will have the opportunity to receive the $200 rebate on purchases of our Shark Shield FREEDOM7.

“This is a significant step forward for governments in recognizing that those most at risk, surfers and divers, need individual deterrent protection and I commend Premier Mark McGowan for delivering on his policy promise. Ensuring proven electrical deterrent devices such as Shark Shield are more readily available to those most at risk will greatly improve ocean sport safety and save lifes,” said Lindsay.

In order for customers to receive the $200 rebate, the rebate needs to be applied at the point of sale at a registered Shark Shield retailer. The retailer will then be reimbursed by the Western Australian Department of Fisheries. Rebates are also limited to WA residence and one per person.

About the Shark Shield FREEDOM7:

With over twenty years of world-class research and independent testing, including the University of Western Australia Ocean Institute, the FREEDOM7 is scientifically proven to reduce the risk of an unwanted shark encounter. It is the chosen safety device of professional divers in the US and Australian Navies and has become mandated equipment in the Australian Professional Abalone Diving Industry. Features include:

- Comfortable, lightweight with an easy to wear neoprene velcro pouch
- Lithium rechargeable battery
- Longlife battery, lasts up to 6 hours
- Depth rated to 50 meter
- 30 Day Money Back Guarantee – if you don’t feel more confident in the water with Shark Shield


Announcement URL: https://sharkshield.com/press/wa-government-implement-200-rebate-on-shark-shield-freedom7/
About Shark Shield:

Shark Shield is the world’s only scientifically proven and independently tested electrical shark deterrent, nothing is more effective. The company’s products are used by spear-fishermen, divers, kayak fishing and surfing with a product designed in partnership with 2 x World Surfing Champion Tom Carroll and the world’s leading surf hardware company Ocean & Earth.

Sharks have small short-range electrical receptors in their snouts used for feeding. Shark Shield’s unique three-dimensional electromagnetic waveform instantly turns sharks away by causing unbearable spasms in these sensitive receptors.

Shark Shield’s products have been consistently proven to effectively turn sharks away by the world’s leading scientific experts on sharks. Independent research and testing by universities has resulted in a number of peer reviewed science journals confirming the technologies effectiveness. The technology and patents have a twenty-year development history, in partnership with organisations such as the world’s leading experts in White Sharks, the KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board in South Africa..

In 2017 the company announce the technology breakthrough of a new long range shark deterrent called Ocean Guardian, utilizing a patented Metamaterial Electromagnetic Transducer, with expectations of repelling sharks within a 100-meter diameter of each unit installed. The Ocean Guardian has been developed in partnership with leading physicists and biologists. This long-range shark deterrent solution will not only protect beach goers as a beach barrier, aquaculture, yachting, etc. but significantly reduce the environmental impacts caused by using shark nets, drum lines and culling.

Shark Shield devices directly support the conservation of sharks by removing the need for culling or other lethal means of managing human and shark interactions. Shark Shield devices have no know long term effects on sharks, and do not affect other ocean creatures. The new Ocean Guardian transducer is based on technology used to treat patients in the medical field including, oncology, urology and other chronic diseases, with clinical studies demonstrating that the electromagnetic field does not affect the health of humans or ocean life, such as sharks or dolphins.

Shark Shield is trusted by professional adventurers around the world, including navies, military and police divers, and is mandated safety equipment in many industries. If you’re serious about adventure, you wear a Shark Shield.

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