The South African Shark Conservancy (SASC) is an NGO based in Hermanus, Western Cape. Formed in 2007, SASC has become globally recognized for our work on sharks and ocean ecosystems. We employ a holistic and inclusive research approach, working to promote the sustainable use and informed conservation of living marine resources. In addition to our research, SASC is the parent company of The Shark Company and the Shark Academy. The Shark Company is our ecotourism division that offers responsible, science-based interactions with Africa’s diverse sharks. The Shark Academy is our skills development and training division, offering exceptional training opportunities for early career scientists and conservationists.
SOUTH AFRICAN SHARK CONSERVANCY
MORE THAN JUST SHARKS. WE ARE ALL ABOUT OCEANS.
WELCOME TO THE SOUTH AFRICAN SHARK CONSERVANCY
Over the years SASC has developed flagship programs and initiatives which represent our holistic approach to research, development and training. Read more about these programs below and learn more about what drives our team.
Our research area stretches over 200km of coastline, from Betty’s Bay Marine Protected Area (BBMPA) in the west to Quoin Point in the east. Contained within this area are three distinct management zones represented by a full MPA (BBMPA), a seasonal 6-month protected area (Walker Bay Whale Sanctuary) and a year-round open access area. This provides the unparalleled opportunity to study how different types of marine management strategies affect living marine resources.
YOU CAN HELP SUPPORT US
We offer several research sponsorship opportunities for people who would like to contribute to our work. Check out our campaigns on GivenGain and choose one that suits your needs. Of course we’re open for other forms of donation too, so if you would like to contribute in other ways, just get in touch.
Do you have questions about our work, or would you like to learn more about our programs? We would love to hear from you! Fill out our contact form and we will get in touch as soon as possible.