30 November, 2018

The Department of Primary Industries (DPI) has identified a Wobbegong Shark was responsible for an incident at South Steyne Beach, near Manly on Wednesday 28 November 2018.

A DPI shark biologist has assessed photographs of the wounds to identify it as a Wobbegong Shark.

A 28-year-old man from Sydney was surfing when he was bitten on his foot just before 7pm.

DPI continues to work with other agencies including NSW Police Marine Area Command and Surf Life Saving NSW, and will continue to monitor the situation and provide any technical advice and resources if required.

Water users are encouraged to download DPI’s SharkSmart app which helps swimmers, surfers and all water users be aware of how they can minimise their chances of an interaction with a shark.

Further information

Media contact: Leesa Ronald

Phone: (02) 6391 3686