Poaching on the rise

Over the weekend we had 7 poaching incidents reported with a total of 41 poachers involved. 5 incidents in Bettys Bay Marine Reserve, 1 in Rooi Els and 1 in Hangklip.

It is clear that the change in weather forecast, to less favourable for diving, have resulted in an influx of activity over the weekend.

Our data shows that the Marine Reserve has become the diving area of preference.

With the support of volunteers and the public we were able to track and report activity as it happened on the various sites.  All data was shared with relevant parties.

Our aim is to prevent the poachers from reaching our ocean and your assistance will make this a reality.

We urge everyone to never approach the poachers, but to send the information to us or any of the entities listed below.

Marine Anti-Poaching Unit: 060 9072326

Sea Watch: 082 9949300

DAFF: 028 3132703

Cape Nature: 082 4530835

SAPS: 028 2718202/15/19

Overstrand Emergency: 028 3138111

Please also visit our website should you be in a position to provide support financially or by making a donation through equipment or any other means that could help us expand our operation.