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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...

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...

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...

Kentucky Teen Recovering From Shark Bite

Kentucky Teen Recovering From Shark Bite

News Release Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office 03. April 2017 — — — — — — — — — — A 17-year old tourist from Louisville Kentucky suffered six puncture wounds from a shark bite, but was able to punch the shark as it was biting her to try to drive it away. Caitlyn Taylor...

Shark attacks Queensland man’s kayak

Shark attacks Queensland man’s kayak

Press Release Queensland Police Service Media 02. April 2017 — — — — — — — — — Shark attack, Moreton Bay A Sunshine Coast man has had a lucky escape after a shark bit off the back of his kayak in Moreton Bay this afternoon. The 39-year-old man was paddling towards Mud Island...

Saving lives with eyes in the sky

Saving lives with eyes in the sky

Press Release Niall Blair Minister for Primary Industries Minister for Regional Water Minister for Trade and Industry 08. March 2017 – — — — — — — — — — The NSW Government’s summer drone and helicopter surveillance programs have highlighted their effectiveness in reducing the risk of shark attacks on NSW beaches. NSW...

Bodyboarder killed in shark incident off Reunion Island

Bodyboarder killed in shark incident off Reunion Island

Helmut Nickel, Shark Year Magazine 21. February 2017 A bodyboarder has died this morning after being bit by a shark off Reunion Island. According to local authorities, the 26-years old victim (Alexandre N.) was bitten on his abdomen and left arm. The water conditions were said to be murky. The incident occurred shortly after...

AUS: Drones provide shark surveillance along NSW coastline

AUS: Drones provide shark surveillance along NSW coastline

Media Release Niall Blair Minister for Primary Industries Minister for Lands and Water 19. December 2016 — — — — — — — — — — NSW Minister for Primary Industries Niall Blair today announced that drones have taken to the skies, as further shark surveillance gets underway for the school holidays. Mr Blair...

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...

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