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South Africa: Surf-skiers involved in a shark encounter at Robberg

South Africa: Surf-skiers involved in a shark encounter at Robberg

News Release National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) 22. April 2016 ————— Shark encounter At 08h36, Friday, 22nd April, NSRI Plettenberg Bay duty crew were activated following reports of 5 surf-skiers involved in a shark encounter at Robberg at The Wreck, about 400 meters off-shore of Robberg Beach. NSRI Plettenberg Bay responded to the scene and...

Hawaii: Snorkeler bitten on the fin by shark off Olowalu

Hawaii: Snorkeler bitten on the fin by shark off Olowalu

News Release Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) 31. March 2016 —————— SHARK WARNING SIGNS POSTED TODAY AT OLOWALU SHORELINE, MAUI  HONOLULU –  The Department of Land and Natural Resources has posted shark warning signs this afternoon on the west Maui coastline from Lone Pine (milepost 13 on Honoapi‘ilani Highway)  to the Olowalu...

NSW: Surfer attacked by shark at Kiama

NSW: Surfer attacked by shark at Kiama

Media Release NSW Police Force 30. March 2016 ————————- Man injured in shark attack – Lake Illawarra Emergency services have responded to reports of a man who was attacked by a shark at Kiama this evening. Shortly after 7pm today (Wednesday 30 March 2016) a 22-year-old Kiama Downs man was surfing in the ocean...

Interference with shark control equipment at the Sunshine Coast and Bribie Island

Interference with shark control equipment at the Sunshine Coast and Bribie Island

News Release Fisheries Queensland 15. March 2016 ———————- Report interference with shark control drumlines The removal of several hooks, buoys and drumlines at the Sunshine Coast and Bribie Island this week has prompted calls for members of the public to report interference with shark control drumlines. Fisheries Queensland spokesperson said with high numbers of...

Queensland Fisheries Minister Reiterates Support for Shark Control Program

Queensland Fisheries Minister Reiterates Support for Shark Control Program

Media Statement Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries The Honourable Leanne Donaldson 19. February 2016 ———————– Minister reiterates support for shark control program Queensland Fisheries Minister Leanne Donaldson has re-iterated the Palaszczuk Government’s support for the State’s successful shark control program at a meeting with a protester who wants shark nets and drumlines removed. “We...

Shark detection technology trial off Sydney

Shark detection technology trial off Sydney

Media Release Niall Blair Minister for Primary Industries Minister for Lands and Water 15. February 2016 ———————– Minister for Primary Industries Niall Blair has announced that a trial of the ‘Clever Buoy’ program has been deployed off Bondi Beach today. “This is a pre-commercial trial of new technology to detect sharks in Sydney –...

Tasmania: Shark incident at Nettley Bay

Tasmania: Shark incident at Nettley Bay

News Release Surfing Tasmania 11. February 2016 ——————- SHARK ATTACK TODAY FEB. 11th Nettley Bay Marrawah. A confirmed report has been passed to Surfing Tasmania about a shark at Nettley Bay, Marrawah today. No one was injured but teeth marks were left in the surfer’s board. He had been surfing with a friend when...

Hawaii: Hanalei Bay closed after surfer bitten by shark

Hawaii: Hanalei Bay closed after surfer bitten by shark

News Release Kaua’i Fire Department County  of  Kaua‘i For Immediate Release: January 28, 2016 ———————– Hanalei Bay closed to swimming due to shark bite HANALEI – Ocean Safety officials have closed Hanalei Bay to swimming until further notice due to a shark bite that occurred at roughly 2 p.m. Thursday. A male visitor had...

NSW North Coast To Receive State’s First Ever Barrier Nets

NSW North Coast To Receive State’s First Ever Barrier Nets

Media Release Mike Baird Premier of NSW Minister for Western Sydney 21. December 2015 ————————– NORTH COAST TO RECEIVE FIRST SHARK BARRIERS The first barrier nets off the NSW coast will be installed off Ballina and Lennox Head as the NSW Government continues rolling out the $16 million shark strategy. NSW Premier Mike Baird...

Shark Incident Reported From Brazilian Archipelago

Shark Incident Reported From Brazilian Archipelago

Helmut Nickel (mail), Shark Year Magazine, 22. December 2015 In the late afternoon of Monday (Dec.21), a man suffered severe injuries in a shark attack at Fernando de Noronha. It’s a small archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean, located over 350 km (220 miles) offshore from the coast of Pernambuco in Brazil. The victim, a...

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