Shark attack on boy at ISLE OF PALMS, South Carolina

ISLE OF PALMS, SC – A swimmer was bitten by a shark off the Isle of Palms coast Thursday afternoon.

Boy bitten by shark while swimming at SC island

Dispatch confirms that a shark bit a person near 10th street about 6:30 p.m.

WCSC-TV reported a teen boy was the victim.

Chief Graham of the IOP Fire Department confirmed the boy was bitten by the shark on the arm and the leg, the Island Eye News reported.

The boy is expected to fully recover.

Great white shark bites swimmer at a Southern California beach

Great white shark bites man near Southern California beach; swimmers told to stay out of water

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. – A 7-foot (2.1-meter)-long great white shark bit a man who was swimming Saturday off of Southern California’s Manhattan Beach, officials said.

Rick Flores, a Los Angeles County Fire spokesman, said the victim was bitten on the upper right side about 9:30 a.m., suffering puncture wounds described as moderate injuries.

The victim was taken to a hospital conscious and breathing on his own, Flores said.

The attack started when a person fishing off the Manhattan Beach Pier hooked the shark and spent over 30 minutes trying to reel it in, which Flores said, made the shark grow agitated.

The victim was in a group of long-distance swimmers about 300 yards (275 metres) off the beach, where Flores said the shark bit the man.

The fisherman cut the line and a surfer put the injured swimmer on his board, taking the victim ashore with the help of Los Angeles County lifeguards. Paramedics began treating the man.

The victim’s identity was not released, but Flores described him as a middle-aged man.

The shark remained in the area for the next 20 minutes and then disappeared into the murky water, Flores said.

The beaches remained open, but a mile (1.6-kilometre)-long stretch was temporarily off limits to swimmers, Flores said, as lifeguards patrolled in boats to make sure the water was clear.

Shark Attack Fatalities

Sharks recently killed these innocent ocean goers

Sharks recently killed these innocent ocean goers

None of these people ever participated in Shark Finning.

Shark Conservation doesn’t want us to care about these people only the sharks being killed.

These people were all conservation minded people only briefly visiting the ocean.

Fisherman kill sharks not ocean goers.

Please stop comparing innocent ocean goers to shark finning fisherman. There is no comparison.

Atlantic Shark Fishery update from Jan – June 2014

Atlantic Shark Commercial Fishery Landings Update






mt dw – lb dw Converted to Number of Sharks


January 1- June 18, 2014


We at Shark Attack Survivors and Shark Year Magazine support Proper fishery management which allows for and promotes removal of appropriate numbers of sharks while insuring species survival. We hope understanding the number of sharks harvested will help you decide which areas of shark conservation to participate in to do the most good.


Recently many protested shark tournaments where 10 to 12 Pelagic Sharks were brought back to the dock. To insure species survival the commercial fishing fleet can harvest 25,019 in 2014.


Recently many USA residents protested the WA shark cull – Most of the sharks caught were tiger sharks members of our Aggregated Large Coastal Sharks (bull, tiger, spinner, silky, nurse, and lemon). 55 sharks were killed in WA while back in the USA 20,000 LCS are being harvested. They also caught a Pelagic shark in WA. Add the LCS and Pelagic harvested in the USA 50,000 the WA cull 55.


As landing updates become available we will translate the mt dw or lb dw to the number of shark for you.

MT (Metric Tons) – 2,204.6 lbs.

LB (Pounds)

DW (Dressed Weight) The weight of the shark meat presented at market. (fins not included).

274.3 mt dw

(604,626 lb dw)


Below are the preliminary landings estimates in number of sharks for the Atlantic shark commercial fisheries. These preliminary estimates are based on dealer reports and other information received from January 1 through June 18, 2014.  The estimates include landings by state-only permitted vessels, federally permitted vessels, and the 2014 shark research fishery participants.





Management Groups(Shark Species) Region 2014 AdjustedCommercial Quota Estimated Landings in 2014 Jan – June % of 2014 Quota
Blacktip Sharks Gulf of Mexico 24,105 17,707 73% Closed June 2, 2014
Aggregated Large Coastal Sharks (bull, tiger, spinner, silky, nurse, and lemon) 9,818 9,868 101% Closed May, 20
Hammerhead Sharks(scalloped, great, and smooth) 928 512 55% Closed May, 20
Aggregated Large Coastal Sharks (blacktip, bull, tiger, spinner, silky, nurse, and lemon) Atlantic 10,957 1,082 10% Opened June 1, 2014
Hammerhead Sharks(scalloped, great, and smooth) 995 23 2% Opened June 1, 2014
Non-Blacknose Small Coastal Sharks(Atlantic sharpnose, bonnethead, and finetooth) Gulf of Mexico 25,079 6,333 25%
Atlantic 97,055 27,585 28%
Blacknose Sharks Gulf of Mexico 815 339 42%
Atlantic 7,727 4,801 62%
Blue Sharks No regional quotas 13,678 388 3%
Porbeagle Sharks 21 2 <1% Closed in 2013
Pelagic Sharks Other Than Porbeagle or Blue(oceanic whitetip, common thresher, and shortfin mako) 25.019 4,856 19%


The mt dw and lb dw figures are taken from the monthly Atlantic Shark Commercial Fishery Landings Update

The average dressed weight for each management group was provided by NOAA Fisheries – Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Management Division Guý DuBeck – 04/17/2014.

Shark Attack Survivors did the mt dw and lb dw conversions to number of sharks.

Locations and Species marked closed means that area for them species is virtually a shark sanctuary for the remainder of the year.

These are Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico figures the Pacific fishery figures are not included.

A TEENAGER was taken to hospital this afternoon after he was attacked by a shark

15-year-old boy apparently suffered lacerations after being attacked by a shark near Middleton.

A TEENAGER was taken to hospital this afternoon after he was attacked by a shark at Middleton on the state’s south coast.

Onlookers watched on in horror as the water was evacuated shortly after 5pm when two sharks surfaced in the area.

“There were definitely two sharks out there,” one witness told

“There was a tiger shark near me. It was bigger than me and it got pretty close … I’m not sure what the other shark was.

“People on the shore yelled out ‘shark’ and no more than 50m away another shark had attacked the 15-year-old.”

The condition of the boy was unknown but witnesses said he suffered lacerations.

“There was blood all down his board,” one body boarder said.

South Coast District Hospital would not confirm if they had treated anyone for a shark bite.

The attack comes just nine days after Scott Berry, 39, escaped with just a small bite to his side after being attacked by a shark at Parsons Beach , near Waitpinga on the Fleurieu Peninsula.