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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...

Hammerhead Shark Bites Diver Off San Diego Coast

Hammerhead Shark Bites Diver Off San Diego Coast

News Release U.S. Coast Guard 13. August 2015 ————————- Coast Guard medevacs man 100 miles west of San Diego SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard medically evacuated a 58-year-old man from a passenger vessel approximately 100 miles west of San Diego, Monday. At 8:10 a.m., Monday, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector San Diego received a report from...

In Response to Recent Shark Attacks, NSW Increases Surveillance and Shark Tagging

In Response to Recent Shark Attacks, NSW Increases Surveillance and Shark Tagging

Media Release Niall Blair Minister for Primary Industries Minister for Lands and Water 14. August 2015 ——————— INCREASED SURVEILLANCE AND TAGGING TO HELP REDUCE RISK OF SHARK ATTACKS Minister for Primary Industries, Niall Blair, has announced increased surveillance and shark tagging will start today, as part of a suite of measures in response to...

Surfer attacked by shark at Evans Head in New South Wales, Australia

Surfer attacked by shark at Evans Head in New South Wales, Australia

Media Release NSW Police Force 31. July 2015 —————- Shark attack – Evans Head A man has been injured following a suspected shark attack on the state’s north coast. Around 6.20am today (Friday 31 July 2015), police were called to Main Beach, Evans Head, after a surfer was attacked by what is believed to...

Australian Diver Killed By Shark Highlights Stewart Island Fears

Australian Diver Killed By Shark Highlights Stewart Island Fears

News Release Clayton Mitchell, New Zealand First Party 25. July 2015 ——————— A recreational scallop diver killed today by a Great White Shark in Tasmania highlights the risk commercial divers face in Stewart Island and the callous disregard shown by Conservation Minister Maggie Barry, to Stewart Islanders who want cage diving stopped. “The Minister...

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