Attacks & Incidents

Chief Scientist to review data retrieved from SMART drumline trial

Chief Scientist to review data retrieved from SMART drumline trial

Media Release Department of Fisheries, Western Australia 09. March 2020 — — — — — — — — — ​State Government’s non-lethal SMART drumline trial reaches 12-month milestone The trial will continue to collect new scientific data over next three months Data from the State Government’s non-lethal SMART drumline trial off Gracetown is being collected

Shark control equipment returned to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park

Shark control equipment returned to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park

Media Statement Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and FisheriesThe Honourable Mark Furner 17. February 2020 — — — — — — — — — Shark drumlines returned to Mackay beaches within Marine Park Shark control equipment will be returned to Mackay waters within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park from today (Monday) to boost swimmer

New Shark Warning Tower Installed in Esperance

New Shark Warning Tower Installed in Esperance

MEDIA RELEASEShire of Esperance, Western Australia 17. February 2020 —- —- —- —- —– —– —– —– First Shark Warning Tower Installed The Shire of Esperance has received three new land-based shark warning beacons with the first tower installed at West Beach on Friday and is operational as of today. The towers feature audio and

Coast Guard medevacs shark bite victim northwest of Santa Rosa Island

Coast Guard medevacs shark bite victim northwest of Santa Rosa Island

News Release U.S. Coast Guard 11th District PA Detachment LA/LB 21. December 2019 —- —- —- —- —- —- —- —- —- SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Coast Guard medevaced a man after he was reportedly bitten by a shark northwest of Santa Rosa Island, Saturday. At approximately 3:15 p.m., a good Samaritan aboard the

Aggressive Shark Prompts Warnings on Maui

Aggressive Shark Prompts Warnings on Maui

News Release Department of Land and Natural Resources, Hawaii Posted on 03. December 2019 — — — — — — — — — — — (Kīhei, Maui) – No one was hurt this morning, when a 10-12-foot-long Tiger shark deflated an inflatable stand-up paddle board about 200 yards off shore from 1681 Halama Street. Officers

Shark incident involving two people in the Whitsundays, Queensland

Shark incident involving two people in the Whitsundays, Queensland

Media Statement Tourism Whitsundays and Whitsunday Regional Council 29. October 2019 — — — — — — — — — This morning at 10:26am AEST there was an incident involving two people in Hook Passage, we believe this was a shark incident. Our first thoughts are with the two people involved in the incident and

AUS: Another report debunks catch and release shark plan

AUS: Another report debunks catch and release shark plan

Media Statement Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and FisheriesThe Honourable Mark Furner 25. October 2019 —- —- —- —- —- —- —- —- A report into shark movements at Cid Harbour in the Whitsundays has provided further proof that catching and releasing sharks will not work in the Great Barrier Reef. Minister for Agricultural Industry

Smart drumlines would be impractical and ineffective in the Great Barrier Reef: Report

Smart drumlines would be impractical and ineffective in the Great Barrier Reef: Report

Media Statement Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and FisheriesThe Honourable Mark Furner 03. October 2019 — — — —- — — — A new report has found that so-called smart drumlines and a catch-and-release shark control program would be impractical and ineffective in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and

AUS: Federal laws prevent extra shark control gear being deployed in Cairns

AUS: Federal laws prevent extra shark control gear being deployed in Cairns

Media Statement Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and FisheriesThe Honourable Mark Furner 25. September 2019 — — — — — — — — The Palaszczuk Government is moving quickly to install additional shark control equipment at a number of Queensland coastal locations, but Federal legislation is preventing extra equipment being deployed in Cairns. Minister for

Great Barrier Reef: Shark Nets Removed After Court Ruling

Great Barrier Reef: Shark Nets Removed After Court Ruling

Media Statement Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and FisheriesThe Honourable Mark Furner 19. September 2019 — — — — — — — — — Shark nets removed from Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Shark nets are being removed from the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park after a Federal Court decision backed major changes to the

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