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International Shark Attack File

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Founded in 1958, the International Shark Attack File (ISAF) is the definitive compilation of investigations of all known shark attacks in the world, covering the period from the mid-1500's to date. Information on individual attacks is gathered from personal interviews of victims and eyewitnesses, official documents, and media reports. Much of the information is relayed through a network of international scientific cooperators who investigate attacks in their respective regions and forward their investigative data to the ISAF. The ISAF electronic database provides valuable information for federal, state, and international governmental agencies, the medical community, and the inquiring public regarding trends in shark attack and strategies for reducing the risk of being attacked by a shark.











For more information, visit the ISAF online.