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First Great White Sharks Tagged in NSW Government Program

First Great White Sharks Tagged in NSW Government Program

Media Release Niall Blair Minister for Primary Industries Minister for Lands and Water 27. August 2015 ———————- NOTE: Footage available below FIRST SHARKS TAGGED ON THE NORTH COAST Minister for Primary Industries, Niall Blair, has confirmed the first great white sharks have been tagged and successfully released as part of the NSW Government’s North Coast ...

NSW: Body boarder suffers life-threatening injuries in suspected shark attack

NSW: Body boarder suffers life-threatening injuries in suspected shark attack

Media Release NSW Police Force 22. August 2015 ———————— Man injured following suspected shark attack – Lighthouse Beach A body boarder has suffered life-threatening injuries following a suspected shark attack at Lighthouse Beach this afternoon. About 5.10pm (Saturday 22 August 2015), a 38-year-old man was body boarding in the water with a friend about 400m ...

Hammerhead Shark Bites Diver Off San Diego Coast

Hammerhead Shark Bites Diver Off San Diego Coast

News Release U.S. Coast Guard 13. August 2015 ————————- Coast Guard medevacs man 100 miles west of San Diego SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard medically evacuated a 58-year-old man from a passenger vessel approximately 100 miles west of San Diego, Monday. At 8:10 a.m., Monday, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector San Diego received a report from the ...

In Response to Recent Shark Attacks, NSW Increases Surveillance and Shark Tagging

In Response to Recent Shark Attacks, NSW Increases Surveillance and Shark Tagging

Media Release Niall Blair Minister for Primary Industries Minister for Lands and Water 14. August 2015 ——————— INCREASED SURVEILLANCE AND TAGGING TO HELP REDUCE RISK OF SHARK ATTACKS Minister for Primary Industries, Niall Blair, has announced increased surveillance and shark tagging will start today, as part of a suite of measures in response to a ...

Surfer attacked by shark at Evans Head in New South Wales, Australia

Surfer attacked by shark at Evans Head in New South Wales, Australia

Media Release NSW Police Force 31. July 2015 —————- Shark attack – Evans Head A man has been injured following a suspected shark attack on the state’s north coast. Around 6.20am today (Friday 31 July 2015), police were called to Main Beach, Evans Head, after a surfer was attacked by what is believed to have ...

Australian Diver Killed By Shark Highlights Stewart Island Fears

Australian Diver Killed By Shark Highlights Stewart Island Fears

News Release Clayton Mitchell, New Zealand First Party 25. July 2015 ——————— A recreational scallop diver killed today by a Great White Shark in Tasmania highlights the risk commercial divers face in Stewart Island and the callous disregard shown by Conservation Minister Maggie Barry, to Stewart Islanders who want cage diving stopped. “The Minister ignored ...

WA Government to fund new Shark Enclosures at Middleton Beach and Sorrento Beach

WA Government to fund new Shark Enclosures at Middleton Beach and Sorrento Beach

Media Release Department of Fisheries, Western Australia 20. July 2015 ————————— Locations for next beach enclosures announced The following statement was issued by the Premier, the Hon Colin Barnett, MLA Sorrento Beach in the north and Middleton Beach in Albany to get funding for new swimming enclosures In addition to enclosures already funded for Dunsborough ...

South Africa: Surfing Competition Called Off Following Shark Incident

South Africa: Surfing Competition Called Off Following Shark Incident

News Release National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) 19. July 2015 ————— Caution urged in Jeffreys Bay following shark encounter: NSRI are urging bathers and surfers to exercise caution in the waters of Jeffreys Bay following an incident where a surfer had a near encounter with a shark while he was surfing in the J-Bay Open ...

North Carolina: Two shark bite incidents in two days reported in Dare County

North Carolina: Two shark bite incidents in two days reported in Dare County

News Releases U.S. National Park Service ——- Date: June 26, 2015 Visitor Injured in Shark Encounter  Avon, NC — At about 11:41 a.m. on Friday, June 26, 2015, the National Park Service (NPS) received a report from the Dare County Sheriff’s Office 911 Center of a person apparently injured by a shark approximately one mile ...

South Africa: Surfer severely injured by shark in Buffels Bay – 27. June 2015

South Africa: Surfer severely injured by shark in Buffels Bay – 27. June 2015

News Release National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) 27. June 2015 ————— Surfer suffers leg amputation in shark encounter Declan Nurse, NSRI Knysna deputy station station commander, said: “At 14h38, Saturday, 27th June, NSRI Knysna duty crew were activated following reports of a surfer bitten by a shark while surfing at Buffels Bay, between Knysna and ...

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