4 June, 2014 4 June, 2014

Shark Experts Gather in Durban


Over 300 shark experts have gathered in Durban this week for the second Sharks International Symposium. The event, hosted by the KZN Sharks Board, will aim to discuss issues surrounding different species – such as the protection of sharks from illegal fisherman.

Shark’s Board CEO Mthokozisi Radebe, while speaking to ECR newswatch, said that they will be using the gathering of scientists to preview shark repellant technology.

“The ultimate goal of that shark repellant technology is actually to replace our shark safety gear that we’re currently deploying in the form of nets and drumlines,” said Radebe. “So when that happens, it will actually repel the sharks rather than kill them. We’re hoping that we are not very far away from that eventuality.”

This is good news not only for the future of sharks, but also surfers who’ve become concerned with the number of sharks and other marine life that have been losing their lives in the shark nets currently deployed along our coast.

See more on sharksinternational.org

1 Comment

  1. Michelle Morris
    1 June, 2015 at 12:10 pm · Reply

    I couldn’t believe it when I herd about the poor presentation the KZN Sharks board had this morning at FNB Umhlanga. This guy clearly think only a white oak will be concerned about conservation and the answers to important questions given was pathetic. I honestly can’t believe these okes are for real and wasting tax payers money like this. Not a word of “sharks actually have a bad rap” or “many are seriously endangered species” or “you’re more likely to get killed by a diary cow” ….*sigh* and these are the experts (face palm) You should rather take all that money you waste on crap and teach people to swim. You will save more lives and do less harm. I’m so disappointed and can’t believe the sharks board is still in action 🙁

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