KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board Maritime Centre of Excellence

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The KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board Maritime Centre of Excellence (KZNSB) is mandated to be a global leader in bather protection against shark while minimising environmental impact,  thus promoting tourism. The KwaZulu-Natal coastline is the only coastline with 37 beaches equipped with bather safety gear owned and maintained by the KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board Maritime Centre of Excellence in South Africa… Read more

ABOUT KZNSB

The KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board Maritime Centre of Excellence (KZNSB) is mandated to be a global leader in bather protection against shark while minimising environmental impact, thus promoting tourism. The KwaZulu-Natal coastline is the only coastline with 37 beaches equipped with bather safety gear owned and maintained by the KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board Maritime Centre of Excellence in South Africa.

Research

The KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board provides protection against shark attack at 37 beaches between Richards Bay and Port Edward. This is achieved by fishing for sharks directly off the beaches, using large-mesh gillnets or baited drumlines or both, thereby reducing the likelihood of a dangerous shark encountering humans.

As one of the world’s leading shark research organizations the KZNSB has hosted numerous scientific conferences including the IUCN Shark specialist Group Red List Assessment Workshop in 2003 and the Southern African Shark and Ray Symposium in 2011…

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1a Herrwood Drive
Umhlanga Rocks
KwaZulu-Natal
South Africa

Trading days & Times

Monday – Friday 08h00 – 16h00 (Closed on recognized public holidays & during weekends)

Audio Visual & Shark Dissection Shows
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday at 09h00 and 14h00 & every first Sunday of each month at 14h00.

A minimum number of 15 people is required for a shark dissection.

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