Death Toll

ANIMALS CAUGHT IN NETS

1978* – 2008 The figures below show total catches during the last 30 years. On average, approximately 12.5% of these sharks were tagged and released, although mortality rates vary by species.
Type of AnimalsTotal Deaths
Turtles 2211
Other Rays 6940
Manta Rays 1508
Dolphins 2310
Sharks 26687

TYPES OF SHARKS CAUGHT IN NETS

Species of SharkTotal Deaths
Oceanic Blacktip Shark 3088
Tiger Sharks 1528
Ragged Tooth Sharks 5441
White Sharks 1063

The above data was supplied by KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board.

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