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Drum lines to be set at eight Western Australian beach locations

Drum lines to be set at eight Western Australian beach locations

The State Government will begin deploying baited drum lines at eight popular Western Australian beach locations in the new year to protect beachgoers from dangerous sharks deemed to be a threat to humans. ...

Shark fishers back the Greens in condemning drum lines

Shark fishers back the Greens in condemning drum lines

The Greens say details in today’s shark capture tender released by the Premier’s office reveal even further cracks in the poorly crafted strategy to make WA beaches safe this summer.

New measures to combat WA shark risks

New measures to combat WA shark risks

New measures have been announced to address public safety and help mitigate the risk sharks pose to water users. The new measures include setting baited drum lines to catch large sharks along heavily used beaches in the metropolitan area and the South-West. The drum lines will be deployed 24 hours a day initially from...

Kayak fisherman dies after shark attack off South Maui

Kayak fisherman dies after shark attack off South Maui

A kayak fisherman died Monday after being bitten by a shark beyond Makena on South Maui, Hawaii. Dec 02, 2013 The identity of the male victim was not released as of Monday afternoon, according to Hawaii News Now and other reports. Officials closed area beaches until at least noon Tuesday. Maui County issued a statement explaining...

AN 18-year-old bodyboarder has been killed by a shark near the Coffs coast in northern New South Wales.

AN 18-year-old bodyboarder has been killed by a shark near the Coffs coast in northern New South Wales.

18-year-old man killed by shark at Campbells Beach AN 18-year-old bodyboarder has been killed by a shark near the Coffs coast in northern New South Wales. The man died after losing both legs in the shark attack just before 2pm. The man, who was surfing off Campbells Beach about 8km north of Coffs Harbour,...

The Fisheries Department has issued an imminent threat order after a fatal shark attack

The Fisheries Department has issued an imminent threat order after a fatal shark attack

Man dies following Gracetown shark attack The Fisheries Department has issued an imminent threat order after a fatal shark attack at Gracetown, 270km south of Perth, on Saturday morning. Police were called at 9.10am regarding a shark attack near the car park at the end of Lefthanders Road. St Johns Ambulance personnel and police...

Hong Kong Aquarium reveals cause of death for hammerhead sharks

Hong Kong Aquarium reveals cause of death for hammerhead sharks

Subsequent to the loss of six female hammerhead sharks on 3 November 2013, Ocean Park announces today the completion of the investigation and reveals the cause leading to the death of the animals. ...

New Zealand proposes ban on shark finning

New Zealand proposes ban on shark finning

The Government is proposing to ban the removal of shark fins and the dumping of the shark carcass at sea, Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy and Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith announced today. ...

Costa Rica uses INTERPOL Purple Notice to warn about illegal shark finning

Costa Rica uses INTERPOL Purple Notice to warn about illegal shark finning

Media Release INTERPOL 06. November 2013 ———————– LYON, France – An alert for a method of shark finning aimed at avoiding detection of illegal practices has been circulated to all 190 INTERPOL member countries after a case was identified by Costa Rican authorities. An INTERPOL Purple Notice has been circulated for a modus operandi...

Six hammerhead sharks die at Hong Kong Aquarium

Six hammerhead sharks die at Hong Kong Aquarium

Press Release Ocean Park Hong Kong 03. November 2013 —————— Ocean Park Announces Loss of Six Hammerhead Sharks Ocean Park is saddened to announce the loss of six hammerhead sharks today. The six sharks, all females and weighing 45 – 60 kg, were found swimming abnormally starting this morning. They were moved to the...

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