Attacks & Incidents

WA Fisheries Department decides to remove tagged white shark in Warnbro Sound

WA Fisheries Department decides to remove tagged white shark in Warnbro Sound

Media Release Department of Fisheries, Western Australia 19. December  2014 ——————— Shark threat at Warnbro Sound prompts action Following a series of tagged shark detections of a white shark at the Warnbro receiver a decision has been made to deploy capture gear to take a white shark that has been assessed as posing a serious

Shark attack kills teenager off Port Douglas, Australia

Shark attack kills teenager off Port Douglas, Australia

Media Release Queensland Police 15. December 2014 ———————- Sudden death, Port Douglas An 18-year-old Mossman man has died after sustaining a shark bite off Port Douglas this morning. The man was fishing off Rudder Reef at around 11am when he was bitten by a shark on his leg. Friends who were travelling with the man

South Australia’s shark patrol begins today through end of March

South Australia’s shark patrol begins today through end of March

Press Release University of South Australia (UniSA) 01. December 2014 —————————- Shark Patrol begins today UniSA’s aerial shark patrol will again keep beach-goers safe this summer, with the service starting today (December 1) through to the end of March. The fixed-wing aircraft service is provided by UniSA’s Aviation Academy. It monitors the metropolitan coastline from

Shark bite incident reported at Mandurah, Western Australia

Shark bite incident reported at Mandurah, Western Australia

Media Release Department of Fisheries, Western Australia 29. November  2014 ——————— Beaches closed after shark bite reported at Mandurah The Department of Fisheries is advising water users that beaches either side of the groyne at Pyramids Beach, Mandurah, have been closed by the City of Mandurah, following a shark bite reported to have occurred this

Eco-Shark barrier back at Coogee beach on a three year trial basis

Eco-Shark barrier back at Coogee beach on a three year trial basis

Media Release City of Cockburn 25. November 2014 ————————- Eco-Shark barrier re-installed in time for summer The Eco-Shark Barrier is being re-installed at Coogee Beach this morning after Council voted in October to fund the barrier on a three year trial basis. The City sought funding from the State Government to contribute to the $85,000

Man reports shark bite off Kaanapali, Hawaii

Man reports shark bite off Kaanapali, Hawaii

News Release Hawaii DLNR (Department of Land and Natural Resources) 13. November 2014 ————————– APPARENT SHARK ATTACK INJURES ALASKA MAN Some West Maui Beaches Closed A 50 year old Homer, Alaska man, snorkeling in the ocean off Airplane Beach in the Ka’anapali area of West Maui, reported being bitten by a shark at around 1:30

Tiger shark attacks surfer off North Kohala, Hawaii

Tiger shark attacks surfer off North Kohala, Hawaii

Media Release Hawaiʻi Police Department, North Kohala District 31. October 2014 ———————– North Kohala shark attack 10-31-14 A 34-year-old Kailua-Kona woman was attacked by a shark while surfing at Halaula Lighthouse in North Kohala. At 11:12 a.m. Friday (October 31), police received a report that the victim was en route to North Hawaiʻi Community Hospital

State reaches agreement with Commonwealth on shark policy

State reaches agreement with Commonwealth on shark policy

Media Release Department of Fisheries, Western Australia 24. October  2014 ————————– Western  Australian Government to take action to protect human life when necessary due to an imminent shark threat The State Government has reached an agreement with the Commonwealth Government that will ensure in the event of a shark attack or threat; immediate action can

Third shark incident this week reported on Maui

Third shark incident this week reported on Maui

News Release Hawaii DLNR (Department of Land and Natural Resources) 22. October 2014 ———————– THIRD SHARK ENCOUNTER ON MAUI THIS WEEK Murky Water Warning Continues HONOLULU – For a third time this week, a Maui ocean user encountered a shark in murky water today, around 10 a.m. Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Division

2nd Maui shark bite incident in three days

2nd Maui shark bite incident in three days

News Release Hawaii DLNR (Department of Land and Natural Resources) 20. October 2014 ———————- 2nd SHARK INTERACTION IN BROWN WATER – MAUI’S KAHULUI HARBOR CLOSED For the second time in as many days, a shark interaction on Maui, prompted a reminder from the Dept. of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) for all ocean users to

Australia: Girl bitten by shark while surfing at Avoca Beach NSW

Australia: Girl bitten by shark while surfing at Avoca Beach NSW

Media Release NSW Police Force 17. October 2014 ————————– Teen sustains minor injuries when bitten by shark – Avoca Friday, 17 October 2014 08:15:05 AM A girl sustained minor injuries after she was reportedly bitten by a 1m shark at Avoca Beach this morning. Police from Brisbane Water Local Area Command have been told the

WA shark examination: Bite marks indicate attack involved a great white shark

WA shark examination: Bite marks indicate attack involved a great white shark

Media Release Department of Fisheries, Western Australia 04. October  2014 ————————– Examinations of white sharks complete Department of Fisheries scientists have completed examinations of two white sharks captured after a serious incident at Wylie Bay, east of Esperance on Thursday. The two sharks were transported to Perth for further examination by the Department’s experts. “Based

Calif. Vandenberg AFB Beaches Closed Due to Shark Attack

Calif. Vandenberg AFB Beaches Closed Due to Shark Attack

News Release Vandenberg Air Force Base 03. October 2014 ———————— BEACHES CLOSED UNTIL OCTOBER 5 Release Number: 021014 10/3/2014 – VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. —  Surf, Wall, and Minuteman beaches are closed until Oct. 5, at 4 p.m. due to a confirmed shark attack one-quarter mile North of Wall Beach. The attack wasn’t fatal. Officials at Vandenberg

WA fisheries officers catch a second white shark after Esperance incident

WA fisheries officers catch a second white shark after Esperance incident

Media Release Department of Fisheries, Western Australia 02. October  2014 ————————– Second white shark caught after Esperance incident today Department of Fisheries officers have caught a second large white shark, about three metres in length, in the Wylie Bay area, east of Esperance. Officers caught the shark this evening in the same vicinity as where

Shark incident near Esperance, Western Australia

Shark incident near Esperance, Western Australia

Western Australia Police 02. October 2014 Update from Department of Fisheries: Beaches have been closed at Wylie Bay at Kelpids Beach, near Esperance after a shark incident this morning which resulted in a man being seriously injured. The Department of Fisheries is currently investigating and has deployed equipment in an effort to catch the shark