14 sharks caught off scottburgh

2012-04-19 00:00

BATHING on the Scottburgh beach was banned yesterday morning after the KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board found 14 tiger sharks caught in its nets.

The Shark Board’s Mike Anderson-Reade said: “Tiger sharks are among the top three dangerous species of shark so we are concerned with bather safety.”

Reade said the beach would be closed for the next few days.

“We have removed all of the shark safety gear at the beach. It is standard practice to prevent the unnecessary capture of any sharks.”

He said they had found whale blubber in the stomachs of the dead sharks, but had not found the carcass of a dead whale.

“The nets will only be replaced when the carcass and slick is all gone and we are satisfied that the beach is safe for bathing again,” Reade added.

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