Attacks & Incidents

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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 Tuesday

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 the

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 State

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 the

Hawaii: Snorkeler bitten on the fin by shark off Olowalu

Hawaii: Snorkeler bitten on the fin by shark off Olowalu

News Release Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) 31. March 2016 —————— SHARK WARNING SIGNS POSTED TODAY AT OLOWALU SHORELINE, MAUI  HONOLULU –  The Department of Land and Natural Resources has posted shark warning signs this afternoon on the west Maui coastline from Lone Pine (milepost 13 on Honoapi‘ilani Highway)  to the Olowalu Recycling

NSW: Surfer attacked by shark at Kiama

NSW: Surfer attacked by shark at Kiama

Media Release NSW Police Force 30. March 2016 ————————- Man injured in shark attack – Lake Illawarra Emergency services have responded to reports of a man who was attacked by a shark at Kiama this evening. Shortly after 7pm today (Wednesday 30 March 2016) a 22-year-old Kiama Downs man was surfing in the ocean off

Interference with shark control equipment at the Sunshine Coast and Bribie Island

Interference with shark control equipment at the Sunshine Coast and Bribie Island

News Release Fisheries Queensland 15. March 2016 ———————- Report interference with shark control drumlines The removal of several hooks, buoys and drumlines at the Sunshine Coast and Bribie Island this week has prompted calls for members of the public to report interference with shark control drumlines. Fisheries Queensland spokesperson said with high numbers of swimmers

Queensland Fisheries Minister Reiterates Support for Shark Control Program

Queensland Fisheries Minister Reiterates Support for Shark Control Program

Media Statement Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries The Honourable Leanne Donaldson 19. February 2016 ———————– Minister reiterates support for shark control program Queensland Fisheries Minister Leanne Donaldson has re-iterated the Palaszczuk Government’s support for the State’s successful shark control program at a meeting with a protester who wants shark nets and drumlines removed. “We have

Shark detection technology trial off Sydney

Shark detection technology trial off Sydney

Media Release Niall Blair Minister for Primary Industries Minister for Lands and Water 15. February 2016 ———————– Minister for Primary Industries Niall Blair has announced that a trial of the ‘Clever Buoy’ program has been deployed off Bondi Beach today. “This is a pre-commercial trial of new technology to detect sharks in Sydney – the

Tasmania: Shark incident at Nettley Bay

Tasmania: Shark incident at Nettley Bay

News Release Surfing Tasmania 11. February 2016 ——————- SHARK ATTACK TODAY FEB. 11th Nettley Bay Marrawah. A confirmed report has been passed to Surfing Tasmania about a shark at Nettley Bay, Marrawah today. No one was injured but teeth marks were left in the surfer’s board. He had been surfing with a friend when the

Hawaii: Hanalei Bay closed after surfer bitten by shark

Hawaii: Hanalei Bay closed after surfer bitten by shark

News Release Kaua’i Fire Department County  of  Kaua‘i For Immediate Release: January 28, 2016 ———————– Hanalei Bay closed to swimming due to shark bite HANALEI – Ocean Safety officials have closed Hanalei Bay to swimming until further notice due to a shark bite that occurred at roughly 2 p.m. Thursday. A male visitor had been

NSW North Coast To Receive State’s First Ever Barrier Nets

NSW North Coast To Receive State’s First Ever Barrier Nets

Media Release Mike Baird Premier of NSW Minister for Western Sydney 21. December 2015 ————————– NORTH COAST TO RECEIVE FIRST SHARK BARRIERS The first barrier nets off the NSW coast will be installed off Ballina and Lennox Head as the NSW Government continues rolling out the $16 million shark strategy. NSW Premier Mike Baird and

Shark Incident Reported From Brazilian Archipelago

Shark Incident Reported From Brazilian Archipelago

Helmut Nickel (mail), Shark Year Magazine, 22. December 2015 In the late afternoon of Monday (Dec.21), a man suffered severe injuries in a shark attack at Fernando de Noronha. It’s a small archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean, located over 350 km (220 miles) offshore from the coast of Pernambuco in Brazil. The victim, a 33-years

Adrian Granadas victim of fatal shark attack off Aruba

Adrian Granadas victim of fatal shark attack off Aruba

Saturday, December 19, 2015 A survivor of a shipwreck that occurred about thirty miles off the coast of Aruba was apparently attacked by a shark with fatal consequences. According to the article(s) which is written in Papiamento, a Venezuelan vessel with a crew of seven, carrying a cargo of whiskey from the island of Bonaire

First of 20 shark listening stations deployed off the NSW coastline

First of 20 shark listening stations deployed off the NSW coastline

Media Release Niall Blair Minister for Primary Industries Minister for Lands and Water 17. December 2015 ————————— SOUNDING OUT SHARKS: LISTENING STATIONS DEPLOYED Minister for Primary Industries, Niall Blair, has announced two state-of-the-art 4G listening stations have been successfully deployed off Sharpes Beach, Ballina and Clarkes Beach, Byron Bay. “These purpose-built listening stations will provide

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