There's been another shark attack on the NSW north coast

Getty ImagesA tiger shark

A man is in a stable condition in hospital after he was bitten by a shark in Ballina in northern New South Wales.

Emergency services were called to Shelly Beach, about eight minutes from Ballina at about 7.10am today.

The man suffered a gash to his left calf.

He took himself to Ballina District Hospital, and was transferred to Lismore Base Hospital in a stable condition.

The beach was closed this morning.

The incident comes one day after a 33-year-old man died after a he was attacked by a shark in the Whitsundays.

Ballina, just south of the popular tourism destination of Byron Bay, has been the site of several shark attacks in recent years, including a Japanese surfer who was killed in February 2015.

The NSW government responded to the problem by installing smart drumlines to catch targeted sharks, as well as tagging and releasing great whites and tiger sharks to monitor their movements.

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