Attacks & Incidents

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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...

WA: Funding commitment to address shark hazard

WA: Funding commitment to address shark hazard

Media Release Department of Fisheries, Western Australia 09. May 2016 ————————— Our State Budget 2016-17: Supporting and protecting our community $1.54 million to continue world-class shark hazard mitigation program $400,000 for more beach enclosures Fisheries Minister Joe Francis today reaffirmed the State Government’s commitment to public safety, with $1.54 million funding in the 2016-17...

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...

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