Shark population to be discussed in Durban

2014-05-27 16:13
(Alain Beneteau, AFP)

(Alain Beneteau, AFP)

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Cape Town – A number of shark specialists will converge on Durban shores in the coming days to argue the various challenges shark populations face.

The Sharks International Symposium started four years ago and according to Jeremy Cliff, head of research at the KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board, this year the discussion will include shark ecology, shark behaviour and shark attacks.

According to a report by the SABC, the talks will include various experts from international organisations and local groups.

The intent of this symposium is to foster a forum for the globe's leading shark and ray researchers.

It also hopes to allow students and scientists to meet, share ideas, revise information and critically analyse scientific research.

Cliff said that the main issue that will be addressed in how to help conserving endangered sharks.

A very important issue that will address according to Cliff is the helping to find ways to conserve the sawfish population.

Cliff argues that the species is almost extinct in the KZN coastline.

The conference will take place from the 2-6 June.
Read more on:    durban  |  conservation  |  marine life

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