Byron Bay surfer Abe McGrath is in hospital after a shark attack left him bleeding and his board snapped in half at Iluka's Main Beach on Sunday.
Byron Bay surfer and former Greens MP Ian Cohen says that personal responsibility is the key to avoiding shark attack. Mr Cohen was among hundreds of people who rallied against the proposed netting of Ballina's beaches at Lighthouse Beach yesterday.
Updated 10am: A surfer who was bitten on the thigh by a shark at Broken Head this morning has been discharged from Byron Central Hospital with minor wounds. All beaches across Byron Bay have been closed after the attack.
A man who risked his life when he paddled out on his surfboard to rescue a surfer bitten by a shark at Ballina last year will be awarded for his bravery in Sydney today (Friday).
Ballina beaches should be among the first to trial some of the new shark repellent technologies being discussed at today’s shark summit in Sydney, according to Ballina MP Tamara Smith.
Surfer and conservationist, Greens senator Peter Whish Wilson, describes himself as someone ‘who wants to save the creatures who are potentially out to eat him.’ Here he explains why.
Bruce Apps, Townsend. With the recent sightings of large great white sharks within the vicinity of beaches where recent attacks have occurred on humans should convey a message, loud and clear to our NSW Government, that something urgently must be done to clear this great north coast area of the state from the dangers of these ‘man eaters’.
DPI authorities investigating a attack at Port Macquarie's Lighthouse Beach have said they did not believe it was related to recent attacks around Ballina and Byron
Dave Lisle, Mullumbimby. Don Munro from the LeBA board riders certainly does not speak for all of the local surfing community when he makes the obscene call for a ‘limited’ shark cull. He speaks for the redneck fringe.
A Byron Bay surfer had a close encounter with a shark yesterday, although unlike other recent attacks on the north coast the animal swam off without sinking a bite. But a massive tiger shark spotted at Seven Mile Beach wasn't so lucky.
David Gilet, Byron Bay. Recently on television there was a series of programs on preventing attacks on humans by predators. The three animals featured were crocodiles, polar bears and great white sharks. None of the solutions in relation to great white sharks seemed to be very effective.
A man has been bitten on his legs and hands in an early morning shark attack at Evans Head this morning (Friday)
Nick Mercer, East Ballina. I believe that current policies and practices regarding the management of shark populations is putting ocean goers lives at risk. Those of us that choose to surf, swim and dive in the ocean are a stoic community - we’ve decided to accept the risk of a shark attack when in the ocean because it’s a habitat that belongs more to the shark than it does to us.
Triple world champion surfer Mick Fanning says he doesn't know how long the emotional recovery from a dramatic shark attack will take.
As Tweed Heads surfer Mick Fanning flies home after narrowly escaping from a shark attack in South Africa, nearby Ballina is grappling with ways to prevent further attacks in its waters.
Tweed Heads world-champion surfer Mick Fanning has survived a shark attack during a surfing competition in South Africa, which was seen around the world on live television.
A state government department has issued a permit for the destruction of a shark that attacked a Ballina man near North Wall yesterday.
Update 3pm: A great white shark has been spotted near where a man was bitten by a shark at Ballina this morning.
Byron Bay was closed from Belongil to the Pass for three hours yesterday afternoon after a 71-year-old man was attacked by a shark on his surf ski.
Mayors from Ballina, Byron and Tweed will meet with shark experts on 18 March to devise a strategy to protect north coast beach users from attacks.
Exclusive interview: Byron Bay surfer Jebez Reicman, who survived an attack by a bull shark on Sunday, tells Echonetdaily how he escaped the near-death experience and drove himself to hospital.
Scores of surfers from the NSW north coast and south east Queensland will gather tomorrow (Saturday) for a memorial service to honour Tadashi Nakahara, who died after being attacked on his board by a great white shark at Shelly Beach on Monday.
Updated 11.45am Beaches will remain closed between South Ballina and Lennox Head until further notice following shark sightings late yesterday (Wednesday February 11).
Wayne Stokes, Ewingsdale. Still no letters in The Echo asking our council or Marine Park Authority how they plan to manage the increasing threat of large sharks in our waters.
Paul Owies, Bangalow. I am a keen swimmer who swims the Pass - Club House four times a week. I have continued to swim since the shark attack by the Great White last week.