International Coastal Clean-up month September 2020

21 September 2020



Picture above : KZN Sharks Board employees at the Beach Clean-up


The month of September has been declared as the international coastal clean-up month. In recognising the International Coastal Clean-up month, which encourages people to rid beaches of the garbage which is plaguing beaches, the KZN Sharks Board, the organisation of its kind in the world, that protects bathers / swimmers from shark attack and/or any shark related incident, embarked on their continuous beach clean - up campaign.

This recognition comes as the country has officially moved to Coronavirus COVID-19 Alert level 1 regulations which has seen a relaxation of regulations in some of the economic and entertainment activities. The entity embarked on beach clean-up campaign with the purpose to assist and participate in the general upkeep and cleanliness of our beaches. To keep our beaches clean and thus save the lives of sea creatures, and to encourage the usage of our beaches and thereby grow beach tourism in the KZN province.

The beach clean-up took place at Addington Beach in the Durban beach front on Monday, 21 September 2020. The shark safety gear in most bathing beaches was removed from all bathing areas in the beginning of the lockdown. Most of the shark safety gear has not yet been returned to the bathing areas as swimming remains closed to the public in most of the beaches.

The KZN Sharks Board will continue with conducting more beach clean-up campaign in the beaches and wishes to encourage the public to also participate in this initiative.