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Spotting

Spotting

Spotting

Spotting

Continuous visual surveillance by trained observers to detect potentially dangerous sharks close to shore.

EXCLUSION NET

Exclusion Net

EXCLUSION NET

Exclusion Net

An environmentally friendly net forms a physical barrier to prevent sharks from entering the ‘exclusion zone’.

SHARK SAFETY ADVICE

Shark Safety Advice

SHARK SAFETY ADVICE

Shark Safety Advice

#BeSharkSmart and reduce your risk of encountering a shark.

SHARK SIGHTINGS

SHARK SIGHTINGS

SHARK SIGHTINGS

SHARK SIGHTINGS

Check the latest shark sightings and spotting conditions at your local beach.

EXCLUSION NET

A unique eco-friendly shark barrier

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Robyn G Photography

Shark Spotters, in conjunction with the City of Cape Town, operates a one-of-a-kind shark exclusion net in an area of Fish Hoek beach.

The exclusion net forms a complete barrier from the sea surface to the sea floor that completely encloses an area and prevents sharks and other marine animals from entering the “exclusion zone”.

The Fish Hoek shark exclusion net is a unique design of shark exclusion barrier, specifically designed to have minimal environmental impact and be adaptable to changing weather conditions. Unlike traditional shark barriers, which are rigid structures permanently fixed in position, this barrier is deployed and retrieved on a daily basis – the only one of its kind in the world.

The net has been operating since March 2013 and since that time it has proved to be a cost effective, environmentally and socially responsible, non-lethal shark attack mitigation measure with strong public support.

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