Tobago’s beaches reopen after a shark attack

Tobago's beaches reopen after a shark attack

May 4, 2024

SCARBOROUGH, Tobago (CMC) – A week after a British man was reportedly attacked and injured by a shark in Tobago, authorities announced the reopening of all beaches on the island on Friday.

A rare attack along the island’s west coast caused the beaches to be closed with immediate effect on April 26.

The injured man was reportedly treated at Scarborough General Hospital and later airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida.

Following the incident, the Tobago Emergency Management Agency reportedly met with various stakeholders to refine the Tobago Marine Safety Plan.

Meanwhile, non-governmental organization Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) is calling for legislation to protect sharks in local waters.

In a statement, FFOS Corporate Secretary Gary Aboud said Trinidad and Tobago must do its part to protect vulnerable and endangered species. The group wants the government to immediately ban all shark exports.

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