City commences its exclusion net trial at Fish Hoek beach – PRESS RELEASE

CITY COMMENCES IT’S EXCLUSION NET TRIAL AT FISH HOEK BEACH – 22 MARCH 2013 The City of Cape Town commenced its exclusion net trial at Fish Hoek beach today, 22 March 2013, in accordance with the permit conditions set out by the National Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and the Department of Environmental Affairs. The decision was made to commence the trial today as...

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Jack Black launches Great White Beer in support of Shark Spotters!

Jack Black launches Great White Beer in support of Shark Spotters! Jack Black Beer and Shoestring Productions have teamed up in time for this year’s Wavescape Film Festival to launch their latest craft beer. The collaboration was born from a love of surfing, a passion for the ocean and all that its waters encompass. CEO of Jack Black Beer, Ross McCulloch comments, “The launch of our new...

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Spotters now operating at eighth beach, Monwabisi, with three white sharks spotted in the first day!

Shark Spotters started operating at our eighth location today, Monwabisi Beach, on the northern shore of False Bay. (15 December 2012). The sharks gave us a warm welcome, with two white sharks spotted at 12.45pm and one at 2.05pm. Due to the sharks being spotted when they were far offshore (400 – 600m) and the water users only in shallow water (<50m) the beach was not cleared. The...

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Shark Spotters Training

Winter months generally have low shark activity on the inshore areas and are therefore quieter from a shark spotting perspective. We therefore take this opportunity to get in some much needed training with the spotters, which we all thoroughly enjoy! One of the biggest factors affecting the outcome of a shark bite is the speed at which effective first aid can be administered to the patient. We...

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City warns beach users of inshore movement of sharks over the summer season

CITY OF CAPE TOWN 4 SEPTEMBER 2012 MEDIA RELEASE City warns beach users of inshore movement of sharks over the summer season The City of Cape Town would once again like to remind all beach users that the time of year is approaching when a seasonal increase in the presence of white sharks in the inshore area is expected. This seasonal change is not recent in its occurrence or unique to False Bay....

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CSI shark – inside the perfect predator!

    CSI shark – inside the perfect predator Shark Spotters is a unique organization that combines a direct safety service while promoting the conservation of our oceans and sharks through research and education to find a balance between the safety of water users and the conservation of a much feared, but threatened species, the white shark. Our science team conducts applied...

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