21Feb/13

False Bay To Get Shark Nets

Good News for all those who love the ocean as much as we at Sure Maritime Travel do.

According to News24.com Fish Hoek in the Western Cape is set to get shark nets, which means a much safer swimming in the area notorious for it’s active sea life.

Here is the report from News24.com

The City of Cape Town has been issued a permit to install shark nets at Fish Hoek beach for a trial period, it was reported on Thursday. The Cape Times reported that the Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries department approved the permit, which would allow the nets to be in place until January 2014. The city’s environmental resources head Gregg Oelofse said the nets would be deployed depending on the weather patterns in the next few weeks. Fish Hoek is situated in False Bay, home to both a seal population and a large number of great white sharks. According to the report, the nets were different to those in place in Kwazulu-Natal, which were designed to trap and kill sharks. The Fish Hoek nets had a far smaller mesh and were designed to be a barrier rather than a device to kill.

Happy and safe travelling
Sure Maritime Travel Team

 



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