The KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board has removed shark safety gear along the coastline between Port Edward to Scottburgh to accommodate the Sardine Run, which began this week.
“The beaches between Umgababa and Isipingo have also been banned due to flooding rivers and muddy sea conditions,” they said in a post on Facebook.
Rainfall in the region on Thursday caused flooding in some areas, and the Sharks Board said if these poor weather conditions continue it will make it difficult for them to service their gear, and they would have to start banning other beaches on the north coast as a precautionary measure.
On Monday, sardines arrived in droves on the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape – officially kicking off the ‘The Greatest Shoal On Earth’.
They were netted at Ramsgate, Southbroom and Marina Beach.
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