SAS Peoples International Shark Attack File and the International Shark Attack File
At our sister site http://sharkattackfile.info we added a new feature. We took all the incidents from 1997 to current and displayed them in an easy to understand yearly table. We also added the figures from the ISAF to the table.
There are several different categories between the two which I will try to explain some of them.
- We use one category called “Injured” the person was injured.
- Another category is “No Injury or “Harassed” no one was injured.
- Another category is “Fatal” A shark may have killed or eaten a human.
The International Shark Attack File uses its own categories.
The main category is “Confirmed to be Unprovoked Shark Attack” which is where all the statistics come from.
The International Shark Attack File uses incidents from all our categories to compile their “Confirmed to be Unprovoked Shark Attack”
A person injured, not injured, or killed may or may not become a “Confirmed to be Unprovoked Shark Attack”. How, where, when, if we have enough money to investigate, do we have an investigator in the area, and any other thought of the year can decide if a incident is a “Confirmed to be Unprovoked Shark Attack”.
These experts keep telling us stupid sharks out there that can’t injure or kill people properly.
International Shark Attack File
The International Shark Attack File is considered as having the most complete listing of shark attacks worldwide.
SO THEY SAY – WE DON’T…
The worldwide committee of shark attack experts at the AES are.
Shark Attack File Committee (appointed annually by President)
- George Burgess, Chair and Curator
- Bob Lea (California)
- George Balazs (Hawaii),
- Vic Springer (NMNH contact)
- Geremy Cliff (South Africa)
- Randy Honebrink (Hawaii)
- John West (Australia)
- Otto Gadig (Brazil)
In February 2014 we explained how some of these experts kicked Rodney Fox out of all figures used by the ISAF of ever being attacked by a shark.
In the 2013 International Shark Attack File summary reference was made to there being no shark attacks in South Africa during the year 2008.
“South Africa has had years with as many as eight attacks (2010) and four fatalities (2009) but also a year (2008) having no attacks whatsoever,”
If you notice Geremy Cliff from the KwaZulu-Natal Shark Board (South Africa) is a member of the AES Shark Attack File Committee.
Geremy Cliff shows there were 3 shark attacks and 1 fatal in the Cape area with 1 in KwaZulu-Natal. http://www.shark.co.za/SASharkAttacksMore
Our info shows 6 incidents with another 4 Abalone poachers disappeared near Dyer Island a shark hot spot.
The way the ISAF is going they should be able to eliminate all shark attacks in history for all those making money by you going in the water. If you happen to be the person entering the water you need to ignore all those trying to get you in the water.
Costa Rica News – The trial against Kathy Tseng, a Taiwanese-Costa Rican businesswoman, was the first time for Costa Rica to show in their legal system that they the Taiwanese mafia no longer made the decisions about shark finning in Costa Rica and that the government was serious in their legislation in banning shark finning in Costa Rica.
Read more: http://sharkyear.com/2014/legalized-shark-finning-in-costa-rica.html
Florida dive boat operators face charges of illegal shark feeding
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC)
20. March 2014
Dive boat operators face charges of illegally feeding sharks in state waters
Investigators with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) have filed charges against four men linked to the illegal feeding of sharks and fish within state waters.
The investigation started after the FWC received several complaints that shark feeding was taking place off the coast of Palm Beach County during dive charter trips. One complainant told dispatchers she was on a dive trip where sharks were being fed. The person said the sharks had become so aggressive she had to get out of the water.
“This is a public safety issue,” said FWC Maj. Camille Soverel. “The FWC’s Division of Law Enforcement wants to ensure these beautiful coastal waters remain safe for divers.”
FWC investigators and the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office (PBSO), working jointly, conducted two separate investigations involving two northern Palm Beach County dive charter operators. On Feb. 8, deputies from the PBSO dive team took part in a dive trip on board Emerald Charters of Jupiter. During the dive, video was taken of Randall Jordan feeding sharks by hand while within state waters. He also used a milk crate filled with fish chunks to lure sharks to his location. Thomas Smith was operating the vessel during the dive.
On Feb. 22, the deputies took another dive trip on board the vessel Miss Jackie, which is owned by Luis Roman of Orlando and operated by Toni Crumrine. The boat was used by the Lake Park-based company Calypso Dive Charters. During this trip, deputies took video of Roman feeding a goliath grouper and a lemon shark. Video also shows Roman trying to lure sharks to his location by shaking a milk crate filled with barracuda chunks. Both feeding incidents happened in state waters.
FWC investigators and PBSO divers used several GPS devices and other methods to confirm these activities were occurring in state waters, which, in the Atlantic, is within (or up to) 3 nautical miles from the nearest point of Florida coastline. Fish feeding in Florida waters has been illegal since 2002.
The FWC presented results from the joint investigations to the Palm Beach County State Attorney’s Office, which charged Jordan, Smith, Roman and Crumrine with operating a vessel for hire within state waters to allow passengers to observe fish feeding. Jordan and Roman were also charged with fish feeding. These are second-degree misdemeanors, punishable by up to 60 days in jail and a fine of up to $500.
Caribbean Reef Shark encounter in the Western Caribbean Sea. We were Lion Fish Culling when the shark came out of no ware. It scared the crap out of me. Filmed on my GoPro 3 camera. We were in about 70′ of water when the shark encounter occurred.
The Cayman Islands is where I learned to dive and one of the best dive locations in the world. I would strongly recommend that anyone take a vacation here to enjoy the beauty of its reefs. You will see amazing animals everywhere. I especially recommend night diving. I love this place and will continue diving here for the rest of my life. In no way did this encounter discourage me from getting back into the water.
I want to make it clear that I am hunting lion fish to help protect the reef from the destruction that they cause. The shark was acting in his natural environment. I have no ill will toward him and will get back in the water and continue to protect the reef for future generations. I would strongly encourage anyone out there to donate to REEF.org or other organizations to help protect our reefs, Sharks and the beautiful creatures in them.
Shark attack survivor Frank Wacha is catching some backlash for adding shark to his restaurant’s menu this coming weekend. Mr. Wacha commorates each anniversary of his bite by serving shark at his establishment. This year, he has been getting some push back from those who think it is inhumane or illegal.
||Bitten several times on left arm
||Jensen Beach, Martin County