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Man bitten by shark, taken to hospital

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UPDATE 4:30pm: A 57-year-old man who was taken to Sarina Hospital after a shark bite has since been discharged.

Paramedics from Queensland Ambulance were called to Clairview about 1:30pm and transported the man with a hand injury.

A Department of Agriculture and Fisheries spokesperson said as Clairview was not a shark controlled beach they would have no involvement.

INITIAL: A MAN in his late 50s has been taken to Sarina Hospital after a suspected shark bite.

Queensland Ambulance paramedics were called to Clairview just after 1:30pm.

The man is thought to have a hand injury, and was transported to the hospital in a stable condition.

Shark control

According to data on Shark Control in Queensland, of the 52 sharks caught off Mackay's beaches, 42 were tiger sharks.

The majority of sharks were caught on Lamberts Beach and Harbour Beach.

But the largest tiger shark was caught in a shark net at Bucasia beach measuring 3.8m.

Only Bucasia uses shark nets, while Blacks Beach, Lamberts, Eimeo, and Harbour beaches use drum lines.

Harbour Beach, using drum lines, had the highest number of sharks caught with 29 sharks caught so far this year.

The catch included two black tipped reef whalers, and three tawny sharks.

The largest shark caught by Shark Control this year was a 4.1m tiger shark at Ellis Beach, Cairns.

Read all the details:

Bucasia

- Bull whaler 7/01/16, 2.2m

- Sandbar whaler 03/04/16, 3.4m

- Sandbar whaler 06/06/16, 2.6m

- Tiger shark 10/05/16, 3.8m

- Tiger shark 05/06/16, 2m

- Tiger shark 02/08/16, 2.3m

Eimeo

- Bull whaler 10/01/16, 2m

- Tiger shark 05/07/16, 2.4m

- Tiger shark 22/07/16, 2.01m

Mackay (Harbour Beach)

- Bull whaler 10/05/16, 1.9m

- Blacktip reef Whaler 05/01/16, 2.2m

- Blacktip reef Whaler 07/01/16, 1.7m

- Tawny shark 26/03/16, 2.3m

- Tawny shark 12/07/16, 2.2m

- Tawny shark 11/09/16, 2.5m

- Tiger shark 14/01/16, 1.9m

- Tiger shark 22/01/16, 1.6m

- Tiger shark 26/01/16, 3.2m

- Tiger shark 04/02/16, 2.4m

- Tiger shark 04/02/16, 2.3m

- Tiger shark 27/02/16, 2.1m

- Tiger shark 21/03/16, 2.2m

- Tiger shark 21/03/16, 3.4m

- Tiger shark 26/03/16, 2.8m

- Tiger shark 31/03/16, 2m

- Tiger shark 01/04/16, 2.6m

- Tiger shark, 01/04/16, 3.4m

- Tiger shark 10/05/16, 2.4m

- Tiger shark 30/05/16, 3m

- Tiger shark 30/05/16, 2.4m

- Tiger shark 24/07/16, 3.6m

- Tiger shark 30/07/16, 2.4m

- Tiger shark 10/08/16, 3.2m

- Tiger shark 11/09/16, 3.4m

- Tiger shark 11/09/16, 2.8m

- Tiger shark 16/09/16, 2.8m

- Tiger shark 16/09/16, 3.2m

- Tiger shark 16/09/16, 2.7m

- Tiger shark 22/09/16, 2.2m

Blacks Beach

- Tiger shark 24/01/16, 1.4m

- Tiger shark 05/05/16, 1.8m

- Tiger shark 09/08/16, 2.2m

Lamberts Beach

- Tiger shark 17/02/16, 2.4m

- Tiger shark 19/03/16, 2.2m

- Tiger shark 21/03/16, 2.1m

- Tiger shark 22/04/16, 2.1m

- Tiger shark 30/04/16, 1.7m

- Tiger shark 02/05/16, 2m

- Tiger shark 05/05/16, 2m

- Tiger shark 07/05/16, 2m

- Tiger shark 30/05/16, 2.5m

- Tiger shark 03/07/16, 1.9m

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