Attacks & Incidents

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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...

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”...

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