Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources

Public Notice

Public Advisory Following Fatal Shark Attack
Published Date : June 26, 2019


The public is advised to exercise extreme caution in and around the waters of New Providence, adjacent islands and cays, in particular the areas of northern shoreline of New Providence, the northeastern shoreline of Paradise Island, Rose Island and along the Montagu Foreshore.


The public is further advised to avoid the cleaning or discarding of fish waste in the water as this practice attracts sharks into areas often utilized for swimming by the public and our guests.  Further, if a shark is seen in the swimming area, persons are advised to leave the water and in no circumstance molest or play with the animal.  Also, if injured and bleeding while in the water, it is recommended that you leave the water as sharks are attracted to blood.


The Public is encouraged to report all sightings to the Public Authority.

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