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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.

BEACH STATUS

BEACH STATUS

REPORT A SIGHTING

REPORT A SIGHTING

SHARK SIGHTINGS

SHARK SIGHTINGS

SHARK SIGHTINGS

SHARK SIGHTINGS

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

LOCATION / DEPLOYMENT TIMES

The Fish Hoek shark exclusion net

Located in the southern corner of Fish Hoek bay, the net covers an area the size of approximately three international soccer fields.

The barrier is deployed and retrieved on a daily basis, weather permitting, during spring/summer time only, as this is the period of highest spatial overlap between people and sharks.

DEPLOYMENT SCHEDULE


October
Weekends & School Holidays
9am to 5pm


November – March
Daily
9am to 5pm
Weather Permitting


April
Weekends, Public Holidays & 
School Holidays
9am to 5pm

PLEASE NOTE


The exclusion net will not be deployed if weather conditions (wind and swell) are deemed to be unsuitable; this will be assessed on a daily basis. If weather conditions deteriorate over the course of a day when the net is already deployed, the net may be removed as a precautionary measure. Additionally, if there is a high presence of whales or other marine mammals in the area, the net will not be deployed.

To see if the exclusion net has been deployed today check us out on Facebook, Twitter, or download the Shark Spotters App. You can also SMS or CALL 078 1744 244.

All Shark Spotters safety, research and education operations are currently suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown.
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