Natal Shark Board

Local nameNatal Shark Board
LocationUmhlanga Rocks, South Africa

The KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board, previously the Natal Sharks Board and Natal Anti-Shark Measures Board is an organisation that maintains a "shark control" program off the coast of KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa, at 37 places. The purpose of the nets and drum lines is to reduce the number of shark attacks. It was founded as a statutory body in 1962, when the city of Durban's netting operations were extended to other parts of the coast in the then Natal Province. It is headquartered at Umhlanga.

The KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board displays sharks that they have killed as part of shows.The "shark control" program that the KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board operates has been called a shark cull. In a 30-year period, more than 33,000 sharks have been killed in the KZNSB's shark-killing program — during the same 30-year period, 2,211 turtles, 8,448 rays, and 2,310 dolphins were killed.

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More information and contact


Official website

Phone +27 31 566 0400

Address 3 Michel Ave, Umhlanga 4320, South Africa

Coordinates -29°44'43.728" N 31°4'25.824" E

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