Attacks & Incidents

Shark Safe Barrier™ tested at popular beach resort on La Réunion Island

Shark Safe Barrier™ tested at popular beach resort on La Réunion Island

News Release Stellenbosch University, South AfricaAuthor: Wiida Fourie-Basson 29. August 2019 —— —- —- —– —– —– —– Shark-deterrent technology developed by a team from Stellenbosch University is now being tested of the coast of La Réunion Island in the Indian Ocean. The Shark Safe Barrier™ is the most advanced shark-specific deterrent technology currently available

Hawaii: Woman bitten by shark in Kealakekua Bay

Hawaii: Woman bitten by shark in Kealakekua Bay

Media Release Hawaii Police Department Kona Patrol, Area II 20. August 2019 —– —- —- —- —- —- —- —- On (August 20) at approximately 8:00 a.m., a 27-year-old female reported that she was bitten by a shark while swimming in waters off of Napoopoo Park in Kealakekua Bay. She received injuries to her lower

WA surfers switch on to scientifically proven personal shark deterrents

WA surfers switch on to scientifically proven personal shark deterrents

Media Release Department of Fisheries, Western Australia 10. August 2019 — — — — — — — — — — —​ New campaign to encourage more surfers to purchase a scientifically proven personal shark deterrent Surfers and divers save $200 with Government rebate About 570 surfers among more than 3,700 Western Australians to purchase a

South Africa: Surfer survives shark attack in Port Alfred

South Africa: Surfer survives shark attack in Port Alfred

Press Release National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) 10. July 2019 —- — — — — — — — Shark incident at East Beach, Port Alfred, and safety advisory: At approximately, 10h30, Wednesday, 10th July, NSRI Port Alfred duty crew were activated following reports of a surfer, a local man, aged in his early 20’s, bitten on the

AUS: Shark Control Programs to protect swimmers gets a big Budget boost

AUS: Shark Control Programs to protect swimmers gets a big Budget boost

Press Release Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and FisheriesThe Honourable Mark Furner 09. June 2019 — — — — — — — — — — — The Queensland Government is investing an additional $17.1 million over four years in its Shark Control Program in the 2019-20 budget to ensure even greater swimmer protection and safety

NSW SMART drumlines trials proved to be a success

NSW SMART drumlines trials proved to be a success

Press Release Adam Marshall Minister for Agriculture Minister for Western NSW 12. May 2019 — — — —- —- —- —- SHARKS HOOKED ON SMART DRUMLINES The NSW Government’s SMART drumlines trials have proved a success withthe devices snagging scores of sharks at beaches across Sydney, Newcastle and the South and North Coast. Minister for

$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