17 November 2004

Marine experts reject calls for shark nets

Emotions are running high after a shark killed an elderly woman in the Fish Hoek bay on Monday morning, and calls for the shark to be killed and for shark nets at swimming spots are on the rise.

But Marine and Coastal management (MCM) said it would not hunt down the shark that killed 77-year-old Tyna Webb because it could not be sure of killing the same animal.

MCM is also unlikely to put up shark nets in False Bay, which experts have described as expensive death traps for large numbers of sea creatures.

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