Survey: Impact of shark attacks at Fish Hoek beach

The Scenic South Community website team in association with the Fish Hoek Surf Lifesaving Club have created a survey to determine the impact on tourism and business in the Southern Peninsula of shark attacks at Fish Hoek beach over the past two years. The survey has been developed and will be analysed by Mark Webb of Target Link Research.

Great White Shark (Chris Fallows)

Great White Shark (Chris Fallows)

With the extensive media coverage of the shark attack on Mike Cohen on the 28 September, an incident which has resulted in the closure of many of the False Bay beaches for extended periods of time, passions have been re-ignited on both sides of the Great Shark Divide. We feel that it is essential to get a balanced and broad view of the current situation with the aim of finding a win-win situation for both human beings and sharks.

The link to the survey is www.scenicsouth.co.za

For further information please contact Mike Schilperoort  of Fish Hoek Life Saving Club on 078 657 7827 or leave a comment on the Scenic South Forum or Shark Survey comments page

Shark At Fish Hoek (Image John Tinckler)

Shark At Fish Hoek (Image John Tinckler)

Cape Point Route has noted an increase in visitors who are Fin spotting – binocular wielding tourists looking for sharks (see images of fin spotting courtesy of John Tinckler of www.aperturewild.co.za here ) and also an increase in requests to go shark cage diving.

Shark Cage Diving Tours:
Great White Shark Diving (False Bay) | From R1500 | Duration 1 Day | Season: April – September

Great White Shark Breach False Bay (Chris Fallows)

Great White Shark Breach False Bay (Chris Fallows)

Great White Shark Diving (Gansbaai) | From R1550 | Duration 1 Day | Season: Year Round

Shark Cage Diving in Gansbaai

Shark Cage Diving in Gansbaai

Mako & Blue Shark Cage Diving Cape Point | From R1710 | Duration 1 Day | Season: November – June

Blue Shark (Chris Fallows)

Blue Shark (Chris Fallows)

Cape Point Shark Adventure Tour | From R1710 | Duration 1 Day | Season: April – September

Great White Shark Diving (Chris Fallows)

Great White Shark Diving (Chris Fallows)

An alternative to Shark Cage Diving is Shark Viewing:

Cape Point Ocean Marine Safari | From R1700 | Duration 1 Day | Season: September – April

Great White Shark Viewing (Chris Fallows)

Great White Shark Viewing (Chris Fallows)

Cape Point Route encourages safe swimming and enjoyment at our beaches this summer. Please see our previous article entitled SHARK BITES which tells you all you need to know for summer safety including the Shark Spotting Flags – what to look out for and how the shark spotting system works.

Contact Cape Point Route on 021 782 9356 or visit the website:  www.capepointroute.co.za
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USEFUL CONTACT NUMBERS:
Shark Spotters:  078 174 4244
Cape Town Emergency (landline): 107
Cape Town Emergency (cellphone): 021 480 7700
NSRI: 021 449 3500

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