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    Authorities in the Australia's eastern state of New South Wales (NSW) launched on Wednesday the first trial of shark-detecting drones, local media reported.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) According to The Huffington Post Australia, shark-detection technology is part of the state government's $11.6-million shark-attack-mitigation strategy to provide online images and current location and movement of sharks.

    New South Wales Minister for Primary Industries Niall Blair told reporters that authorities will also test so-called smart drum lines and underwater listening stations in attempts to ensure the safety of swimmers and surfers.

    State authorities implemented shark-mitigation technologies after two people died and three were seriously mauled near the NSW coast in 2015.


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