Attacks & Incidents

$8 million boost for WA’s scientific shark hazard mitigation strategy

$8 million boost for WA’s scientific shark hazard mitigation strategy

Media Statement Government of Western Australia 12. April 2019 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — Additional $8 million committed for shark hazard mitigation in WA More funding for Surf Life Saving WA helicopter, drone, beach and jet ski patrols Over the

South Africa: New automated shark detection project launched

South Africa: New automated shark detection project launched

Media Release City of Cape Town 11. February 2019 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — After 15 years of using trained observers (spotters) to successfully reduce the risk of shark bites in Cape Town, the Shark Spotters programme is launching a new research project aimed at creating

AUS: Man bitten by shark – Nambucca Heads

AUS: Man bitten by shark – Nambucca Heads

News Release NSW Police Force 09. December 2018 — — — — — — — — A man has been flown to hospital after being bitten by a shark on the state’s Mid North Coast. Emergency services were called to Wellington Drive, Nambucca Heads, about 7.15am today (Sunday 9 December 2018), after reports a 36-year-old

NSW: Man bitten by shark – Gerroa

NSW: Man bitten by shark – Gerroa

News Release NSW Police Force Saturday, 17 November 2018 — — — —- —- —- — — A man has been airlifted to hospital after being bitten by a shark at Gerroa today. About 1pm today (Saturday 17 November 2018), officers attached to Lake Illawarra Police District were called to Seven Mile Beach at Gerroa

Western Australia: Shark Incident at Pyramids Beach near Mandurah

Western Australia: Shark Incident at Pyramids Beach near Mandurah

News Release SharkSmart 11. Novemver 2018 — — — —- — —- —- Alert level: Fisheries officers are currently investigating a shark bite incident at Pyramids Beach, south of Mandurah. Situation: A surfer has received injuries on his lower leg after being bitten by an unknown species of shark at approximately 8:50am this morning. The

Man bitten by shark – Ballina NSW

Man bitten by shark – Ballina NSW

News Release NSW Police Force 07. November 2018 — — — — — — — — — — — A man has been injured after being bitten by a shark on the NSW North Coast. About 6.45am (Wednesday 7 November 2018), a 43-year-old local man was surfing at Shelley Beach, Ballina, when he was bitten

Man dies from shark bite in Queensland’s Cid Harbour

Man dies from shark bite in Queensland’s Cid Harbour

News Release myPolice Mackay 06. November 2018   Fatal shark bite, Whitsunday Island (Cid Harbour) The Whitsunday Water Police will be conducting patrols of Cid Harbour today along with vessels from other Queensland and Commonwealth Government agencies. The patrols are designed to provide reassurance to the boating community and tourists on the water. Yesterday a

Shark control equipment removed from Cid Harbour

Shark control equipment removed from Cid Harbour

Media Statement Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries The Honourable Mark Furner Thursday, September 27, 2018 — — — — — — — — — — — Shark control equipment temporarily placed in Cid Harbour last week has been removed after six potentially dangerous sharks were taken from local waters. But boaties and visitors

Two shark attacks in 24 hours on Australia’s Whitsunday Islands

Two shark attacks in 24 hours on Australia’s Whitsunday Islands

Media Statements Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries The Honourable Mark Furner Thursday, September 20, 2018 Fisheries Minister Mark Furner has expressed his sympathies to the victims of two shark attacks in the Whitsundays. The Government has advised the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority that it is activating special provisions available to it

South Africa: Shark incident at Cape St Francis

South Africa: Shark incident at Cape St Francis

Press Release National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) 03. April 2018 — — — — — — — — — — — — Stuart Obray, NSRI St Francis Bay deputy station commander, said: NSRI, Municipal lifeguards and local authorities at St Francis Bay and Cape St Francis are urging bathers surfers, paddlers to not enter the

Hawaii: Shark incident near Kikaua Point

Hawaii: Shark incident near Kikaua Point

Media Release Hawaii DLNR (Department of Land and Natural Resources) 31. March 2018 — — — — — — — SHARK INCIDENT CLOSES KUKIO BEACH At about 0930 this morning the DLNR Division of Aquatic Resources was notified by the Hawaii County Fire Department of a shark incident near Kikaua Point fronting Kukio Resort. A

Woman bitten by shark at Botany Bay beach, NSW

Woman bitten by shark at Botany Bay beach, NSW

News Release Randwick City Council 23. February 2018 — — — — — — — — Lifeguards close La Perouse beaches following shark attack Randwick City Council Lifeguards are closing beaches around La Perouse on Saturday 24 February following a shark attack at Congwong Beach at around 6pm this evening Friday 23 February. A woman

WA: More white sharks tagged in Esperance operation

WA: More white sharks tagged in Esperance operation

Media Release Department of Fisheries, Western Australia 16. February 2018 — — — — — — — — — — — ​Long-lasting internal tags have been inserted into 16 white sharks off Esperance The tags can be detected on WA’s 27 satellite-linked shark monitoring receivers More than 860 sharks including 258 white sharks have now

2016 Summary of the Shark Fishing Program in Réunion Island

2016 Summary of the Shark Fishing Program in Réunion Island

Helmut Nickel (mail), Shark Year Magazine, 01. January 2018 In 2016, a total of 85 specimens were killed in the fishing program for shark hazard mitigation off the western coast of Reunion Island – 49 of them were bull sharks (Carcharhinus leucas) and 36 were tiger sharks (Galeocerdo cuvier). The details on each specimen are

Queensland: Statement from Minister for Fisheries regarding Shark Control

Queensland: Statement from Minister for Fisheries regarding Shark Control

Media Statements Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries The Honourable Mark Furner December 13, 2017 — —- —— —— —— —— Statement from Minister for Fisheries regarding Shark Control The Palaszsczuk Government remains steadfast in our support for the Shark Control Program. It has undoubtedly saved lives. That’s why it will continue. While we