Attacks & Incidents

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Bodyboarder killed in shark incident off Reunion Island

Bodyboarder killed in shark incident off Reunion Island

Helmut Nickel, Shark Year Magazine 21. February 2017 A bodyboarder has died this morning after being bit by a shark off Reunion Island. According to local authorities, the 26-years old victim (Alexandre N.) was bitten on his abdomen and left arm. The water conditions were said to be murky. The incident occurred shortly after...

AUS: Drones provide shark surveillance along NSW coastline

AUS: Drones provide shark surveillance along NSW coastline

Media Release Niall Blair Minister for Primary Industries Minister for Lands and Water 19. December 2016 — — — — — — — — — — NSW Minister for Primary Industries Niall Blair today announced that drones have taken to the skies, as further shark surveillance gets underway for the school holidays. Mr Blair...

AUS: Shark bite reported off Booti Booti National Park, NSW

AUS: Shark bite reported off Booti Booti National Park, NSW

Press Release NSW Department of Industry 01. December 2016 — — — — — — — — — — — Shark bite – Elizabeth Beach, Forster – 1 December 2016 Please attribute the following statement to a spokesperson for the Department of Primary Industries. The Department of Primary Industries (DPI) is assisting NSW Surf...

AUS: Exemption granted for NSW shark net trial

AUS: Exemption granted for NSW shark net trial

Media Release The Hon. Josh Frydenberg MP Minister for the Environment and Energy 16. November 2016 — — — — — — — — — — — — The Federal Government has granted the NSW Government an exemption under national environment law to conduct a 12 month shark net trial on the NSW north...

17-year-old surfer bitten by shark in East Ballina

17-year-old surfer bitten by shark in East Ballina

Media Release NSW Police Force 26. September 2016 — — — — — — — — — — Injured surfer – East Ballina A man has been injured whilst surfing in East Ballina today. About 9am (Monday 26 September 2016), emergency services responded to reports of a 17-year-old youth who had been reportedly bitten...

La Réunion: Surfer severely injured in first shark attack this year

La Réunion: Surfer severely injured in first shark attack this year

Helmut Nickel (mail), Shark Year Magazine, 29. August 2016 On Saturday (August 27th) shortly after 5 pm, a young man , aged 21, was attacked by a shark while surfing at the beach of Boucan-Canot on Réunion Island. It is reported that the victim suffered major injuries (left arm and right foot severed). He...

Coast Guard rescues fisherman impaled by dogfish

Coast Guard rescues fisherman impaled by dogfish

News Release U.S. Coast Guard 12. July 2016 ————— Coast Guard medevacs fisherman after dogfish bite off Gloucester BOSTON — A Coast Guard rescue crew medevaced a fisherman Tuesday morning after he was bitten on the arm by a dogfish 16 miles east of Cape Ann. At about 10 a.m. watchstanders at Coast Guard...

South Africa: Man bitten by a shark off Arniston

South Africa: Man bitten by a shark off Arniston

Press Release National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) 23. June 2016 – –  — – — – – – — – – – Reinard Geldenhuys, NSRI Agulhas station commander, said: At 12h05, Thursday, 23rd June, NSRI Agulhas duty crew were activated following Police reports of a man bitten by a shark off-shore of Arniston. NSRI Agulhas, the...

WA: White shark caught after bite incident near Falcon

WA: White shark caught after bite incident near Falcon

News Release SharkSmart, Department of Fisheries, Western Australia 01. June 2016 – – – – – – – – – – – – Serious Shark Threat at Surfbreak Lookout, near Falcon, south of Mandurah Department of Fisheries will set shark capture gear at SurfBreak Lookout, near Falcon, this morning after a shark incident on...

La Réunion: Great white among 47 sharks caught in 2015

La Réunion: Great white among 47 sharks caught in 2015

Helmut Nickel (mail), Shark Year Magazine, 29. May 2016 2015 Summary of the Shark Fishing Program in Réunion Island In 2015, a total of 47 sharks were reportedly taken as part of the targeted shark fishing operations on the western coast of Réunion Island (see table below). These are ten sharks less than in...

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