Attacks & Incidents

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AUS: Shark bite reported off Booti Booti National Park, NSW

AUS: Shark bite reported off Booti Booti National Park, NSW

Press Release NSW Department of Industry 01. December 2016 — — — — — — — — — — — Shark bite – Elizabeth Beach, Forster – 1 December 2016 Please attribute the following statement to a spokesperson for the Department of Primary Industries. The Department of Primary Industries (DPI) is assisting NSW Surf...

AUS: Exemption granted for NSW shark net trial

AUS: Exemption granted for NSW shark net trial

Media Release The Hon. Josh Frydenberg MP Minister for the Environment and Energy 16. November 2016 — — — — — — — — — — — — The Federal Government has granted the NSW Government an exemption under national environment law to conduct a 12 month shark net trial on the NSW north...

17-year-old surfer bitten by shark in East Ballina

17-year-old surfer bitten by shark in East Ballina

Media Release NSW Police Force 26. September 2016 — — — — — — — — — — Injured surfer – East Ballina A man has been injured whilst surfing in East Ballina today. About 9am (Monday 26 September 2016), emergency services responded to reports of a 17-year-old youth who had been reportedly bitten...

La Réunion: Surfer severely injured in first shark attack this year

La Réunion: Surfer severely injured in first shark attack this year

Helmut Nickel (mail), Shark Year Magazine, 29. August 2016 On Saturday (August 27th) shortly after 5 pm, a young man , aged 21, was attacked by a shark while surfing at the beach of Boucan-Canot on Réunion Island. It is reported that the victim suffered major injuries (left arm and right foot severed). He...

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...

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