Agence France-PresseMarch 22, 2013 07:02
South African authorities put up a shark exclusion net Friday at a popular beach in Cape Town, a first in the city as they try to avert further deadly attacks.
The net was installed at Fish Hoek beach, where Great White sharks are common and three attacks have taken place since 2004 -- two of them fatal.
The small meshed net will act like an "underwater fence", said Gregg Oelofse, Cape Town's head of environmental policy and strategy.
It has been designed to avoid trapping sea life, unlike larger, more traditional meshed shark nets, he said.