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 by the Shark Spotters along the coastline.
The City is appealing to all water users to be vigilant at this time, obey the shark siren, and to take note of the Shark Spotters’ flags and signage for regular updates on shark sightings.
ISSUED BY: COMMUNICATION DEPARTMENT, CITY OF CAPE TOWN
MEDIA ENQUIRIES: WILFRED SOLOMONS-JOHANNES HEAD: SYSTEMS INTEGRATION, SPECIAL PROJECTS AND DISASTER OPERATIONS CENTRE, DISASTER RISK MANAGEMENT CENTRE TEL: 080 911 HELP; CELL: 084 711 7709 E-MAIL: WILFRED.SOLOMONS@CAPETOWN.GOV.ZA
GREGG OELOFSE, HEAD: POLICY, ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT, TEL: 021 487 2239; CELL: 083 940 8143 OR E-MAIL: GREGG.OELOFSE@CAPETOWN.GOV.ZA