Shark Spotters statement regarding Ocearch Expedition: False Bay

Shark Spotters statement regarding Ocearch Expedition: False Bay This project has recently received a lot of attention and some concerns have been raised about the possibility of increased risk to water users in False Bay. As a result it is appropriate for the Shark Spotting Programme to now release a formal statement in that regard to its stakeholders and beach user groups. The Ocearch...

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City establishes protocols for trek-netting at Muizenberg Corner

MEDIA RELEASE   30 MARCH 2012   City establishes protocols for trek-netting at Muizenberg Corner   As a result of increasing reports of conflict between trek-netters and beach users at Muizenberg Corner, the City of Cape Town has established a protocol which seeks to balance the needs of all beach users.   Yesterday, 29 March 2012, the City convened a meeting between the relevant City...

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Bathers warned of potential increase in shark activity along False Bay coastline

MEDIA RELEASE NO. 258/ 2012 29 MARCH 2012 The City is advising beach users that large schools of yellow tale fish are shoaling along the False Bay coastline this morning. As a result the City has raised red flags along the False Bay beaches as a precaution, due to the increased fish activity in the bay that has the potential of attracting white sharks to the area. Sharks are constantly monitored...

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Shark Spotters report: White shark caught in experimental whelk fishing gear in Fish Hoek bay

At approximately 10.30 am on 11 March, Shark Spotters research manager, Alison Kock, was alerted by whelk fishermen operating in Fish Hoek bay that they had found a large white shark entangled in their fishing gear. By all accounts the animal was dead when found by the fishermen and as such any belief that the animal could have been released is false. Alison notified the relevant authorities from...

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Shark Nets vs Exculsion Nets

Yesterday, 29 Feb 2012, the City of Cape Town issued a press release of a proposal to trial an exclusion net in Fish Hoek Bay (http://sharkspotters.org.za/media-release-city-to-consider-a-proposed-trial-installation-of-a-shark-exclusion-net-for-fish-hoek-beach). Almost immediately shark nets (as used in KwaZulu Natal) were confused with the proposal of the exclusion net in Fish Hoek. Below is a...

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