Deciphering South African legislation on great white sharks

Ian Cox sent me a very good response (from a legal point of view) on my post of catching a great white shark in South African coastal waters and thought it would give Feathers and Fluoro readers some insight on our National legislation; here is Ian’s response (and explanation): “The Marine Living Resources Act is not my […]

Juvenile great white caught at Plettenberg Bay

The great white shark is a protected species in South Africa and as far as rumour goes, the line should be cut at a safe distance from the fish as soon as the angler knows that he/she has hooked a great white shark. In the South African Marine Living Resources Act, 1998 (Act no. 18 […]