“A Shark bite is only one of many possible endings to a Shark Attack”
“An UNPROVOKED Shark Attack is only one of many types of Shark Attack”

When you see the words Unprovoked or Bite associated with Shark Attacks, someone is trying to hide shark dangers you may face should you enter the water. In most cases, the word unprovoked equals the number of incidents shared with the public. Any other type of Shark Attack is kept a secret from the public.

01/25/2023 Anonymous Male South Africa

2023 Shark Attacks the Latest Shark Attacks and Shark Attack Related Incidents which include Fatal Attacks to minor injuries bites and attacks where the person fought an aggressive shark.
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01/25/2023 Anonymous Male South Africa

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Fisherman bitten by shark off-shore from NMB

A fisherman was bitten by a shark during fishing operations onboard a vessel off-shore from Nelson Mandela Bay on Wednesday, January 25.

NSRI Gqeberha deputy station commander, Jonathan Tufts, said that their assistance was requested from a fishing vessel just after 19:00. It was reported that a crew member onboard was injured after being bitten by the shark that had been caught in nets during normal fishing operations. The local fishing vessel was headed towards the Port of Gqeberha from deep sea fishing grounds South of Cape Recife.

"NSRI Gqeberha launched the rescue craft Rescue 6 Alpha and rendezvoused with the vessel seven nautical miles off-shore. EC Government Health EMS were activated to stand by at the NSRI Gqeberha rescue station. NSRI medics took the 36-year-old fisherman into their care. He had sustained shark bite wounds that had been effectively treated by fellow crew first aiders. The patient was in a stable condition, in good spirits and fully mobile," Tufts said.

"He was transferred onto the NSRI rescue craft and brought to our NSRI Gqeberha rescue station where EC Government Health EMS paramedics assessed the injuries. EMS paramedics continued to provide medical care and transported the patient to hospital in an EMS ambulance in a stable condition."

A simple explanation of the word unprovoked is chosen to be shared. Each year shark attack researchers choose certain shark attacks they share with the public. The ISAF website states, “All of the data publically available on the ISAF website is from unprovoked incidents.” Ocean users, beware that the ISAF has 6800 incidents on file, with only 3292, or 47%, being chosen to be shared with the public. In 2019 they chose 45%, and in 2020 they only chose 44% of the investigated incidents.
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