Portugal, with its vast coastline, is a haven for sea lovers and tourists alike. However, as the country continues to flourish as a top destination for beachgoers and water sports enthusiasts, interactions between humans and marine life are inevitable. Amidst the beauty and allure of its waters, there have been instances of shark attacks.
Our page is dedicated to providing you shark attacks in Portugal with the latest details on shark attacks in Portugal, updated weekly. Being informed can ensure safer experiences, preserving the harmony between visitors and the magnificent creatures of the deep.
Recent Shark Attacks in Portugal
|Date / Time||Country / Area||Activity||Name||Sex / Age||Injury||Species|
|08-16-2023 19h30||PORTUGAL ,Norte||Fishing||male||M /35||Leg bitten||Blue shark|
|12-05-1979||PORTUGAL ,Madeira Islands||Spearfishing||Fernando Branco de Abreu||M /19||FATAL||White shark?|
|06-22-1956||PORTUGAL ,Madeira||Longling fishing||Manuel Pereira||M /23||FATAL. Shark sank fishing boat, causing death by drowning|
|07-01-1943||PORTUGAL||Fishing for mackerel||rowboats attacked by sharks||No injury to occupants|