Attacks & Incidents

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Shark chomps on Kauai man’s foot

Shark chomps on Kauai man’s foot

Lihue resident Steve Stotts is out of the hospital recovering after quite the surf story Monday. “The waves were chest high, just barely enough to get out have some fun on, none else was out,” he recalls. He was surfing with his wife Rachel about 100 yards offshore at a spot known as Gillin’s at

Western Australia to consider shark nets

Western Australia to consider shark nets

By Kate Bastians, The West Australian, 02. August 2012 Premier Colin Barnett wants to challenge the Department of Fisheries and other experts who say shark nets will not work in WA. It is a far cry from comments he made last year when he said emphatically his Government had no intention of installing them. Admitting

Reunion Island: Deputy Mayor Robert withdraws Shark Cull Order

Reunion Island: Deputy Mayor Robert withdraws Shark Cull Order

Here is a short update on our previous article Shark hunt authorised by Mayor of Saint-Leu. The order by deputy mayor Thierry Robert , authorizing the killing of bull sharks in the coastal waters of Saint-Leu (up to 300 metres from shore), has led to a lot of confusion in Reunion Island.

Shark attacks man at Streaky Bay, South Australia

Shark attacks man at Streaky Bay, South Australia

Published by ABC West Coast SA, 31. July 2012 Locals suspect a man was attacked by a Great White Shark while surfing near Streaky Bay on the State’s West Coast this afternoon. The man in his late forties was flown to the Royal Adelaide Hospital after he was bitten on the arm at about three-o’clock

Reunion Island: Shark hunt authorised by Mayor of Saint-Leu

Reunion Island: Shark hunt authorised by Mayor of Saint-Leu

Today Thierry Robert, the mayor of Saint-Leu, has issued a decree in which he allows the fishing for bull sharks (Carcharhinus leucas) all along the coast of Saint-Leu. The commune of Saint-Leu is located south of Trois-Bassins where a surfer was fatally mauled by a shark last week.

12-year-old recovering from possible shark bite in North Carolina

12-year-old recovering from possible shark bite in North Carolina

Published by WNCT Staff, July 26, 2012 WILMINGTON, N.C. – A 12-year-old boy is recovering from a possible shark bite this morning. He was bitten by something at Ocean Isle Beach Tuesday. A 9-1-1 call was placed by the boy’s aunt. Victim’s aunt: “I don’t know if my nephew has been bitten by something, he

Reunion’s Surfers Demand Actions after Fatal Shark Attack

Reunion’s Surfers Demand Actions after Fatal Shark Attack

After third shark attack fatality, Protesters ask Prefect of Reunion Island to allow shark fishing in Marine Reserve. In the aftermath of the latest fatal shark attack in Reunion (here), about 300 people (most of them surfers) gathered in front of the Prefecture building in Saint-Denis early this afternoon.

Reunion Island: The death of a surfer revives the controversy over sharks

Reunion Island: The death of a surfer revives the controversy over sharks

Reunion Island: The death of a surfer revives the controversy over sharks. The following provides an update and more information on the previous article Shark kills surfer off France’s Reunion island. The information-site zinfos974 is reporting that the body of Alexander Rassiga ( 21 ) who succumbed to a fatal shark attack yesterday afternoon at Trois-Bassins located on the...

Shark kills surfer off France’s Reunion island

Shark kills surfer off France’s Reunion island

A shark mauled a surfer to death on Monday in an attack off the coast of France's Indian Ocean island of Reunion, emergency services said.

ALEC rejects live export chasing shark theory

ALEC rejects live export chasing shark theory

Beef Central – Live Export News 18 Jul 2012 A statement by the Humane Society International (see here) suggesting a link between livestock exports from Fremantle and recent shark attacks off the West Australian Coast is a shameful exercise in denigrating the livestock export industry, according to CEO of the Australian Livestock Export Council Alison

HSI identifies a possible connection between shark attacks and live export vessels

HSI identifies a possible connection between shark attacks and live export vessels

Media Release Humane Society International 18th July 2012 -SYDNEY Following the spate of recent shark attacks in Western Australia, Humane Society International (HSI) has called on the Western Australian Government to look into all aspects that may be affecting shark behaviour. HSI believes there may be a possible connection between the export of live sheep

WA to look at white shark protection status after 5th fatal attack

WA to look at white shark protection status after 5th fatal attack

Ministerial Media Statement Norman Moore Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Fisheries; Electoral Affairs Sun 15 July, 2012 WA to look at white shark protection status Portfolio: Fisheries Fisheries Minister to seek Federal Govt research on white shark protection WA dealing with an unprecedented spate of shark attack fatalities Call for a review of the protection

Response to fatal shark attack south of Wedge Island

Response to fatal shark attack south of Wedge Island

Department of Fisheries Western Australia Media Release Saturday 14 July 2012 The Department of Fisheries has been assisting WA Police, to investigate and follow up today’s fatal shark attack north of Lancelin, which occurred around 9am. A surfer was taken by what is believed to have been a white shark, while he was surfing approximately

Surfer killed by shark near Perth

Surfer killed by shark near Perth

Surfer killed by shark near Perth West Australian surfer killed in a shark attack south of Wedge Island, some 160km north of Perth. The fatal attack occurred at 1pm

Missing diver’s equipment apparently ripped by shark

Missing diver’s equipment apparently ripped by shark

Search called off for missing diver Victoria Police News Wednesday, 11 July 2012 15:09 The search has been called off for a scuba diver missing off the coast of Port Lonsdale since Saturday. Karen Lee, 42 , from Preston, was diving with a group on a chartered dive about 3 nautical miles off the Bellarine

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