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List of all shark attacks in canada

Fatal Attacks


Unprovoked Attacks


Total Attacks


There have been a total of 12 shark attacks in CANADA. Out of those, 3 have unfortunately been fatal which brings the percentage of fatal attacks to 25.00%. 4 attacks came out of the blue while 8 have been provoked by humans.




Non Fatal

Tofino, Vancouver 18-07-2012 Salmon shark suspected, but unlikelySurfingLacerations to 2 fingers, but shark involvement unconfirmedNO 23yo Kaitlin Dakers
Bay of Fundy 04-12-2000 Porbeagle shark, 3 m [10']rkDiving for sea urchinsNo injuryNO 30yo Daniel MacDonald
Georges Bank Shovelnose shark, 6 m [20']Fishing for codNo injury to occupants, hooked shark leapt onboard boat PROVOKED INCIDENTNO a dory of the schooner Raymonde, occupants: Albion Muise, Peter Dousette & Jack Shannon
Fourchu, Cape Breton Island White shark, 3.7 m [12'], 500 to 500-kg [1,200 lb], identified by W. C. Shroeder based on tooth fragment ebedded in gunwaleFishing for lobstersBurns drowned as result of attack on boatNO 12' to 14' dory, occupants: John D. Burns & John MacLeod
Second Narrows in Burrard Inlet 2.1 m [7'] sharkDiving, repairing water main at depth of 90'Injuries, if any, unknown, but afterwards diver stunned shark with iron barNO male
Slaunwhite's Ledge, Hubbard Cove 15'Harpooned sharkNo injury to occupants, but shark struck boat with such force that Chandler was flung overboard. PROVOKED INCIDENTNO occupants: John Chandler & Walter Winters
16 km west of Digby Gut Teeth in hull identified as those from a white shark 4.6 m [15'] in lengthFishing, hauling in fishing gearNo injury to occupants, shark bumped boat repeatedlyNO 7.6 m motorized boat, occupants: fisherman & his son
Grand Banks 31-12-1938 FishingArm bittenNO Joe Folsom
Halifax 29-08-1891 Knocked overboardFATALYES John Roult
Off Sable Island 13-08-1888 Before daybreakThe steamships Thingvalla and Geiser collidedFATALYES 1 man
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