International Shark Attack File

The International Shark Attack File is considered  as having the most complete listing of shark attacks worldwide.


The worldwide committee of shark attack experts at the AES are.

Shark Attack File Committee (appointed annually by President)

  • George Burgess, Chair and Curator
  • Bob Lea (California)
  • George Balazs (Hawaii),
  • Vic Springer (NMNH contact)
  • Geremy Cliff (South Africa)
  • Randy Honebrink (Hawaii)
  • John West (Australia)
  • Otto Gadig (Brazil)

In February 2014 we explained how some of these experts kicked Rodney Fox out of all figures used by the ISAF of ever being attacked by a shark.

In the 2013 International Shark Attack File summary reference was made to there being no shark attacks in South Africa during the year 2008.

“South Africa has had years with as many as eight attacks (2010) and four fatalities (2009) but also a year (2008) having no attacks whatsoever,”

If you notice Geremy Cliff from the KwaZulu-Natal Shark Board (South Africa) is a member of the AES Shark Attack File Committee.

Geremy Cliff shows there were 3 shark attacks and 1 fatal in the Cape area with 1 in KwaZulu-Natal.

Our info shows 6 incidents with another 4 Abalone poachers disappeared near Dyer Island a shark hot spot.

The way the ISAF is going they should be able to eliminate all shark attacks in history for all those making money by you going in the water. If you happen to be the person entering the water you need to ignore all those trying to get you in the water.

Al Brenneka