The Fish Hoek shark exclusion (barrier) net trial comes to an end

The Fish Hoek shark exclusion (barrier) net trial comes to an end It’s hard to believe that 14 months have passed since the start of the shark exclusion net trial in Fish Hoek. In 2012, the idea of installing an exclusion net at Fish Hoek beach (which had previously been considered and rejected) was reconsidered. A consultation process followed, in which the City of Cape Town Environmental...

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#BeSharkSmart

#BeSharkSmart In preparation for the peak summer season, Shark Spotters is re-launching their summer campaign, #BeSharkSmart, encouraging beach goers to “think smart” when it comes to shark safety! We will be sharing #BeSharkSmart tips and facts daily and will be actively engaging with the public on the beaches throughout the holidays, spreading #goodsharkkarma! The festive season has begun,...

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How do you remove a whale carcass from a local beach?!

On the 12 Nov 2013 a 10 ton whale carcass washed up on St. James beach, where it posed a health and safety risk. 15 hours later, with massive team work and effort by the City of Cape Town, Shark Explorers, Shark Spotters and the SA Navy the carcass is finally gone! The carcass was weighed at the Vissershok landfill site, and it topped the scales at 10 TONS! On 13 Nov Shark Spotters recorded 16...

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In Shore Movement of Sharks: Safety for the Summer Season – PRESS RELEASE

In Shore Movement of Sharks: Safety for the Summer Season – PRESS RELEASE MEDIA RELEASE  NO. 1686 / 2013  03 SEPTEMBER 2013 The City of Cape Town would like to remind all beach and ocean users that we are again approaching the time of year when the presence of great white sharks in in-shore areas increases. Typically, shark sightings start in late August, and continue through to April,...

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City of Cape Town donates “green” scooter to Shark Spotters!

City of Cape Town donates “green” scooter to Shark Spotters Last week the Shark Spotters became the proud recipients of a fantastic Wispa 3000 electric scooter generously donated by the City of Cape Town. The City of Cape Town’s Travel SMART programme focuses on promoting sustainable transport, which refers to any means of transport with low impact on the environment. It includes public...

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