Sunday, March 29, 2009

Port St.Johns Beach SA - Shark Solutions

With another fatal attack attributed to Zambezi sharks in Port St.John SA, the question of nets vs nets is becoming almost inevitable.

We blogged about this a few months back after the first fatal attack with some viable solutions.

Regional tourism is important to local communities, unfortunately when sharks attack swimmers at regional beaches sharks become the target. As we pointed out back in early February there are inexpensive and viable solutions to the wholesale killing of animals at this site. Understanding and political will help move the conversation forward.

Let's hope calmer heads prevail.


mediacozw said...


Am pleased to report that shark nets are actually unlikely to be used in Port St Johns. Or so I was told by Mr Geoff Doidge, SA Minister of Public Works, during a visit a few weekends ago.

The kids are really missing surfing and the Iliza Surf Academy is putting in an Internet School/Cafe to help fill the void. They are also looking for funding for shark pods.

best from the 'kei

Shark Diver said...

Thanks for the very cool update!