Attacks & Incidents

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South Africa: Surfer injured in Western Cape shark incident

South Africa: Surfer injured in Western Cape shark incident

News Release National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) 25. October 2015 ————— Surfer, bitten by a shark, airlifted to hospital Enrico Menezies, NSRI Still Bay station commander, said: At 15h00, Sunday, 25th October, NSRI Still Bay duty crew were activated following reports from NSRI Still Bay crew members reporting a local 42 year old man...

NSW Shark Management Strategy: $16m for surveillance, deterrents, science and education

NSW Shark Management Strategy: $16m for surveillance, deterrents, science and education

Media Release Niall Blair Minister for Primary Industries Minister for Lands and Water 25. October 2015 ———————— NSW unveils $16 million world-first shark strategy Minister for Primary Industries Niall Blair today announced an increase in aerial shark surveillance as well as trials of new technologies as part of the NSW Government’s five year $16...

Hawaii: Eel Bite Confirmed by Shark Incident Expert

Hawaii: Eel Bite Confirmed by Shark Incident Expert

News Release Hawaii DLNR (Department of Land and Natural Resources) 20. October 2015 ———————- Eel Confirmed as Animal That Bit Waikiki Surfer Shark Incident Expert Consulted (HONOLULU) – The world’s foremost authority on shark/human interactions has confirmed that a surfer was bitten by an eel off Waikiki last Saturday night. The Department of Land...

WA: Shark incident at Pyramid Beach near Dawesville

WA: Shark incident at Pyramid Beach near Dawesville

Media Release Department of Fisheries, Western Australia 08. October 2015 ————————— Beach to remain closed at Dawesville today following shark incident Pyramid Beach at Dawesville, where a young surfer was bitten on the foot yesterday, will remain closed for today. The Department of Fisheries is this morning investigating the incident and trying to ascertain...

NSW Shark Meshing Program: 180 Sharks and Rays caught in 2014-15 Season

NSW Shark Meshing Program: 180 Sharks and Rays caught in 2014-15 Season

Helmut Nickel (mail), Shark Year Magazine, 01. October 2015 In the state of New South Wales (NSW), on the east coast of Australia, a fishing program was established decades ago with the purpose to protect the public from sharks. The NSW Shark Meshing (Bather Protection) Program began in the late 1930th with the deployment...

Florida: Boy bitten by 4 foot shark at Fernandina Beach

Florida: Boy bitten by 4 foot shark at Fernandina Beach

Press Release City of Fernandina Beach Police Department Submitted by James T. Hurley / Chief of Police 21. September 2015 ——————– Twelve year old boy suffers shark bite The Fernandina Beach Police and Fire-Rescue Departments responded yesterday afternoon to Beach Access #9 at Jasmine Street after a twelve year old Georgia boy suffered “significant”...

Hawaii: Man bitten by tiger shark off northern tip of the Big Island

Hawaii: Man bitten by tiger shark off northern tip of the Big Island

News Release Hawaii DLNR (Department of Land and Natural Resources) 21. September 2015 Sunday Shark Encounter on the Big Island A 27 year old Kapaau man was spearfishing Sunday afternoon about 60 yards off Upolu Point in North Kohala, when he reports a 13-foot-long tiger shark bit him on his left leg. He was...

Man injured in shark attack in northern NSW

Man injured in shark attack in northern NSW

Media Release NSW Police Force 04. September 2015 ————————— Man injured in reported shark attack – Blackhead Beach A man will undergo emergency surgery after a reported shark attack this morning in northern NSW About 11.45am (Friday 4 September 2015) emergency services were called to Blackhead Beach, north of Forster after reports of an...

First Great White Sharks Tagged in NSW Government Program

First Great White Sharks Tagged in NSW Government Program

Media Release Niall Blair Minister for Primary Industries Minister for Lands and Water 27. August 2015 ———————- NOTE: Footage available below FIRST SHARKS TAGGED ON THE NORTH COAST Minister for Primary Industries, Niall Blair, has confirmed the first great white sharks have been tagged and successfully released as part of the NSW Government’s North...

NSW: Body boarder suffers life-threatening injuries in suspected shark attack

NSW: Body boarder suffers life-threatening injuries in suspected shark attack

Media Release NSW Police Force 22. August 2015 ———————— Man injured following suspected shark attack – Lighthouse Beach A body boarder has suffered life-threatening injuries following a suspected shark attack at Lighthouse Beach this afternoon. About 5.10pm (Saturday 22 August 2015), a 38-year-old man was body boarding in the water with a friend about...

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