In an amazing about turn the Sharksboard have used the excuse of the World Cup Soccer 2010 to buy new nets and hire additional boats to kill sharks over the World Cup soccer showpiece. Due to public pressure in the past, Sharksboard have been forced to remove their gill nets and baited drum lines over this period to avoid the unnecessary killing of dolphins and sharks that follow the sardines up the coast. This directive from Sharksboard flies in the face of South Africa's Tourism authorities who added the shark and whale to South Africa's "Big Five" last year in anticipation of encouraging tourists to come and see these additonal and spectacular marine offerings. We, at Blue Wilderness, have known for a long time that Sharksboard are the enemy of sharks and marine tourism but this news piece flighted on South Africa's E-news and East Coast Radio lays down the gauntlet for all to see.
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