Our team was present at the recent Pringle Bay Festival to create awareness and educate the community about our approach, but the poachers did not have any respect for #ThinkingBlue
On Thursday, 26 April 2018, a complaint was received from the public regarding poachers in Kleinmond.
Marine Anti-Poaching Unit reported the incident to DAFF and Cape Nature and made their way to the scene. On arrival, with support from DAFF, poachers were located and prevented from entering the ocean.
Whilst escorting the poachers out of the area, a member of public approached the team to report a bag of abalone spotted earlier on the day. On investigation we found abalone shells, shucked approximately 24 hours before.
On Sunday, 29 April 2018, the public reported poachers at Hangklip Lighthouse. The team arrived as the poachers were about to enter the ocean and escorted them out of the area.
Two incidents reported and for both poaching was prevented, thus a 100% success rate.
There has been a drastic increase of poaching activity in Kleinmond (across from Cnr. Beach and 2nd Street) and at the Hangklip Lighthouse. Please ensure that you report any suspicious individuals, vehicles or activity to us.
Thank you to all of you for your ongoing support and don’t forget to visit our website.
Marine Anti-Poaching Unit 0609072326
Sea Watch 0829949300
Cape Nature 0824530835
Overstrand Emergency 0283138111