Thank you to everyone for signing the petition. We are 38 signatures away from being able to submit it. All marine life thanks you for helping.
Some facts about the nets (thank you to Diving In Africa for sharing Claire Ann Beyers (Shared Viz Scuba Dive Club) dissection of the information for us:
(source http://www.shark.co.za/ KZN Sharks Board website)
1/3 of sharks caught in the nets are caught on the beach side of the nets
Nets are laid in two parallel rows approx 400 metres offshore and in depths of 10 to 14 metres.
The nets are open to the sea and do not enclose a beach area. Sharks can swim over, under or around the ends of the nets.
Nets are serviced week days. They are'nt serviced over weekends, which are high-bather utilisation times. It follows that animals caught in the nets after servicing of the nets on a Friday will remain in the nets until Monday. This means the caught animal will die and possibly even serve as an attraction to sharks in the area.
Remove the nets!