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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 VS SHARK NETS

Two completely different ways of preventing shark attacks.

Many people get confused between shark exclusion nets (barriers) and traditional shark nets but they are actually two completely different ways of preventing shark attacks. Traditional shark nets are a fishing device and a form of lethal control of sharks that can have negative consequences for the environment.

Shark exclusion barriers (nets) are a non-lethal, environmentally responsible form of shark control that have far fewer negative environmental impacts, if any. The net in Fish Hoek is a shark exclusion barrier.

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PLEASE NOTE: There will be no Shark Spotters on duty at our operating beaches and no shark exclusion barrier in Fish Hoek from 29 Dec 2019 to 15 Jan 2021 due to the Coronavirus Level 3 beach closures.


Please wear a mask, sanitise your hands and maintain a social distance when visiting Shark Spotters locations.
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