South Africans Call For Ban On Shark Feeding

A diverse group of South African’s are petitioning their government to ban all shark feeding.

The group, made up of several renowned scientists & researchers, environmentalists, tour operators, fishermen, divers and surfers have sent their compelling letter to the Minister of Environmental Affairs & Tourism for South Africa, citing their concerns over the continued impact of shark feeding for both the public’s safety and the environment. The group has demanded that the government ban all "chumming" and feeding of sharks along South African coastal waters.

The letter emphasizes the need for eco-friendly ways of encountering non-feeding sharks, which could provide shark tour operators of South Africa and their customers with potential opportunities to witness natural shark behavior that is exciting, educational and environmentally responsible.