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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...

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...

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...

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...

Bahamian man bitten by shark off Andros Island

Bahamian man bitten by shark off Andros Island

News Release U.S. Coast Guard 11. December 2015 ——— Coast Guard responds to reported shark bite victim in Bahamas MIAMI —The Coast Guard is responding a report of a Bahamian man who was bitten by a shark 67 nautical miles southwest of Andros Island, Bahamas. The 26-year-old man was reportedly fishing aboard a 76-foot...

New Shark Enclosures for two Beaches in Reunion Island

New Shark Enclosures for two Beaches in Reunion Island

Helmut Nickel (mail), Shark Year Magazine, 09. December 2015 The authorities in Reunion Island have designated the beaches of Boucan Canot and Roches Noires as locations for new seabed-to-surface barriers that are supposed to protect people by preventing sharks from entering the enclosed area. The two beaches are located in the commune of Saint-Paul...

Drones and smart drum lines to be trialled at northern NSW beaches

Drones and smart drum lines to be trialled at northern NSW beaches

Media Release Niall Blair Minister for Primary Industries Minister for Lands and Water 25. November 2015 —————————– First Shark Technology Trial Underway Drones will be trialled and aerial surveillance boosted on the North Coast as the NSW Government fast tracks the rollout of its world-first $16 million shark strategy. Minister for Primary Industries Niall...

NSW: Man bitten by shark while surfing at East Ballina

NSW: Man bitten by shark while surfing at East Ballina

Media Release NSW Police Force 11. November 2015 ——————— Injured surfer flown to hospital for surgery – East Ballina The man seriously injured while surfing at East Ballina yesterday has been flown to Gold Coast University Hospital for surgery. About 6.25pm (Tuesday 10 November 2015), emergency services responded to reports of a 20-year-old man...

WA: Man suffers minor injuries in shark incident east of Albany

WA: Man suffers minor injuries in shark incident east of Albany

Shark Incident for Bald Island, east of Albany 30 October 2015 The Department of Fisheries is currently investigating a report of a shark incident at Bald Island, east of Albany. Situation: • A man received injuries by an unknown shark. • The incident is estimated to have occurred just after midday today. • The...

State and County Officials Address Hawaii Shark Incidents

State and County Officials Address Hawaii Shark Incidents

News Release Hawaii DLNR (Department of Land and Natural Resources) 29. October 2015 ——————– Makaha Incident Prompts Safety Reminders & Accurate Information State, City & County and Shark Researchers Release the Latest With a ten-year old boy in the hospital recovering from injuries, from what is thought to be the 7th human/shark encounter this...

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