Shark experts back call to weigh up fishing

Panel says orcas likely caused great whites to flee Western Cape coast

A report by a panel of shark experts has endorsed the Port Elizabeth-based Save our Sharks SA campaign’s call for swifter implementation of research findings and a clampdown on illegal fishing.

However, the panel has disagreed with the campaign’s concern that the longline shark fishing industry is driving the white shark — key to the marine tourism industry — out of South African waters...

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