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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

Man injured at Riversdale Beach, Wairarapa by stingray

Man injured at Riversdale Beach, Wairarapa by stingray

Press Release New Zealand Police Sunday, 17 December 2017 — — — — — — — — — — — Wellington Police responded to a reports of what was thought to be a shark attack at Riversdale Beach, Wairarapa at 1.07pm today. After reaching the scene police are now able to confirm that this was

Woman dies – instructor injured on dive trip to Isla del Coco – Shark Attacks

Woman dies – instructor injured on dive trip to Isla del Coco – Shark Attacks

American Tourist Dies In Isla Del Coco Shark Attack The National Coast Guard Service of the Ministry of Public Security (Servicio Nacional de Guardacostas, del Ministerio de Seguridad Pública) confirmed the death of an American tourist, whose identity has not yet been made public, after being attacked by a tiger shark in the Isla del

WA: 1,000 shark deterrent subsidies claimed within six months

WA: 1,000 shark deterrent subsidies claimed within six months

Media Release Department of Fisheries, Western Australia 26. November 2017 — — — — — — — — — — — Subsidy funding doubled with an additional $200,000 allocated for a further 1,000 devices UWA research found that the approved device deterred white sharks in nine out of 10 occasions All shark sightings should be

Spear fisherman bitten by shark off Pescadero Point, California

Spear fisherman bitten by shark off Pescadero Point, California

News Release Monterey County Sheriff’s Office 24. November 2017 —- —- —- —- —– —- —- —- Two off duty Deputies were finishing up their day of fishing at Still Water Cove when they were alerted to a victim of a shark bite this afternoon. A call for help went out to county communications and

Australia: Surfer injured in Avoca NSW

Australia: Surfer injured in Avoca NSW

News Release NSW Police Force 13. November 2017 — — — — — — — — A man has been injured while surfing at Avoca Beach today after being hit by what he described as a 2m shark. The man was surfing with three others 20m-40m offshore when it jumped out of the water and

HOLGUIN, Cuba deadly shark attack

HOLGUIN, Cuba deadly shark attack

Deadly shark attack kills man swimming off Cuban beach HOLGUIN, Cuba – A deadly shark attack just feet away from a Cuban beach killed a 22-year-old man. The attack occurred Saturday night off Guardalavaca Beach near the city of Holguin in the eastern part of the country. According to a report from a website run

Rohrabacher to Announce Shark Detection Project

Rohrabacher to Announce Shark Detection Project

Press Release Congressman Dana Rohrabacher 25. September 2017 — — — — — – – —  – —  – WASHINGTON – Rep. Dana Rohrabacher and local officials at 10 a.m. Friday will announce their support for a pilot project to prevent shark attacks along California’s coastline. The project, developed and operating in Australia, uses new,

Apparent shark incident reported at Main Beach, NSW

Apparent shark incident reported at Main Beach, NSW

News Release NSW Police Force 10. September 2017 — — — — — — — — — — Surfer injured in apparent shark attack A surfer has been hospitalised after his board was hit during an apparent shark attack on the State’s north coast. About 6.30am today (Sunday 10 September 2017), a 35-year-old man was

NSW: Second Shark Net Trial For The North Coast

NSW: Second Shark Net Trial For The North Coast

Media Release Niall Blair Minister for Primary Industries Minister for Regional Water Minister for Trade and Industry 01. September 2017 — — — — — — — — — – A second shark net trial will take place at five beaches on the NSW North Coast following the analysis of results of the first trial,

NSW North coast shark net trial to end early

NSW North coast shark net trial to end early

Media Release Niall Blair Minister for Primary Industries Minister for Regional Water Minister for Trade and Industry 29.May 2017 — — — — — — — — — — NSW Minister for Primary Industries, Niall Blair today announced that the NSW Government will begin removing all five nets from the North Coast Shark Net Trial.

WA: World-first shark deterrent subsidy kicks-off

WA: World-first shark deterrent subsidy kicks-off

Media Statement Hon Dave Kelly BA MLA Minister for Water; Fisheries; Forestry; Innovation and ICT; Science Friday, 26 May 2017 — — — — — — — — — — — — – ​Election commitment delivered Subsidy of $200 for 1,000 devices starts today Fisheries Minister Dave Kelly is urging Western Australians to benefit from

A smarter approach to shark mitigation in WA waters

A smarter approach to shark mitigation in WA waters

Media Statement Hon Dave Kelly BA MLA Minister for Water; Fisheries; Forestry; Innovation and ICT; Science 13. May 2017 — — — — — — — — — ​Election commitment for a shark deterrent subsidy delivered Shark monitoring network extended to Esperance Election commitment for Beach Emergency Numbering grants delivered Funding provided to the City

South Africa: Teenager bitten by a shark at Plettenberg Bay

South Africa: Teenager bitten by a shark at Plettenberg Bay

News Release National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) 29. April 2017 — — — — — — — — At 17h07, Saturday, 29th April, NSRI Plettenberg Bay duty crew were activated following reports of a person bitten by a shark at The Waves, a popular surf spot at Keurbooms, Plettenberg Bay. NSRI rescue crew responded directly

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