The KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board Maritime Centre of Excellence (KZNSB) is mandated to be a global leader in bather protection against shark while minimising environmental impact, thus promoting tourism.
Tourist visits to the Province’s beaches form a significant proportion of international and local tourism. Bather protection against sharks ensures the safety of tourists and supports tourism growth. Key supporting activities include educational outreach and marine tourism programmes to create awareness about safe bathing and the marine environment.
In summary the KZN Sharks Board Maritime Centre of Excellence:
- Protects bathers against shark attacks
- Conducts biological research on sharks
- Educates the public about the activities of the KZN Sharks Board
- Informs the public about the role of sharks in the marine environment
Contributes immensely towards beach tourism in KwaZulu-Natal