KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board

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A notice at a beach protected by the Board

The KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board, previously the Natal Sharks Board and Natal Anti-Shark Measures Board is an organisation that maintains shark nets and drum lines off the coast of KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa, to protect bathers and surfers from shark attacks, at 38 places, along 320 km of coastline. It was founded as a statutory body in 1962, when the city of Durban's netting operations were extended to other parts of the coast in the then Natal Province.[1][2] It is headquartered at Umhlanga

The Natal Sharks Board marketed the first protective oceanic device called the Shark POD, a personal device to deter sharks.[3][4]

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  1. ^ "History of protection against shark attack in KZN". KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board. Archived from the original on 12 April 2010. Retrieved 30 January 2011.
  2. ^ "An overview of the KZN Sharks Board". KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board. Retrieved 30 January 2011.
  3. ^ "SharkShield Testing". Australia's Marine Direct. Retrieved 27 June 2011.
  4. ^ "Electrical Shark Repellent". KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board. Retrieved 27 June 2011.

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