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Restriction zones during whale season

12 Jul 2012

whale on boat   whale on boat


Personal watercraft enthusiasts are reminded of the Victor Harbor restriction zone now in force.

All Personal Water Craft are restricted from entering the area in Encounter Bay (see below map) from May 1 to September 30 each year.

The zone is in place because of the danger posed to small craft by whales.

The creatures may not be aware of the presence of personal watercraft and may surface suddenly potentially injuring the rider, mammal and damaging the craft.

Signs at the local launching ramp highlight the restriction.

In all other parts of the state personal watercraft and other vessels must also keep a safe distance from whales and dolphins under the National Parks and Wildlife (Protection of Marine Mammals) Regulations 2010.

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