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List of all shark attacks in papua-new-guinea

Fatal Attacks


Unprovoked Attacks


Total Attacks


There have been a total of 135 shark attacks in PAPUA NEW GUINEA. Out of those, 57 have unfortunately been fatal which brings the percentage of fatal attacks to 42.22%. 111 attacks came out of the blue while 24 have been provoked by humans.




Non Fatal

Kabiman, West coast "small brown-colored shark"Swimming with speared fishLeft leg bittenNO Lidua, a male
Paga Point or Fishermans Island, Port Moresby 4.3 m [14'] sharkFishingFATAL, tissue removed from abdomen & thighYES 34yo Kara Benagi, from Hula
West Nakanai, Talasea FishingSlight lacerations to legNO 20yo male
Korem, Finschhafen Fishing, holding fishHand holding the fish was bitten in all 3 casesNO male x 3
Abau 6' sharkSpearfishingNo injury. Shark took string of fish then struck canoeNO Kula
Spear fishing, removing fish from spearFATAL, foot severed, hip bittenYES 16yo Sek
Taludig FATALYES Anonymous
Yule Island FishingLeg severed, but survivedNO Tsira Native
Momote, Manus Island "Attacked by a number of sharks"SpearfishingFATAL, "No remains"YES male
Maritzoan, east coast of Namatanai SwimmingFATAL, left arm severedYES 38yo Toapindak (male)
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