Who We Are

Established in 2005 as a non-profit organisation, Sharklife addresses the alarming exploitation of both shark populations and ocean fisheries in South African waters. We actively engage the urgent need for research and protection of many marine species.

Company Registration No. 2005/002273/08

Non- Profit Organisation No. 064-326-NPO


SHARKLIFE Objective:

Through scientific research, education and awareness bring about positive change to the current destructive trends of ocean exploitation.


SHARKLIFE Current Aims:

  1. To develop a compassionate desire to conserve sharks by altering public misconceptions about sharks and replacing the "Jaws" syndrome with positive understanding and respect.

  2. Reduce anthropogenic threats to over exploited marine species by increasing awareness and encouraging sustainable seafood choices.

  3. Increase marine tourism and transform shark populations into a sustainable living resource by developing educational ocean experiences for all South African’s


SHARKLIFE Board of Directors:

  • Grant Smith (Managing Director)
  • Mike Fraser
  • Fiona Ayerst
  • Mike Wood

SHARKLIFE Scientific Advisory Board: 

  • Dr Malcom Smale
  • Prof Vic Peddamors
  • Dr Kerry Sink
  • Dr Matt Dicken
  • Dr Leonard Compagno
  • Ryan Johnston PhD Candidate

SHARKLIFE Government Advisers

  • Herman Oosthuizen
  • Craig Smith

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CONTACT US

Sharklife Ocean Centre

Sodwana Bay, kwaZulu Natal
South Africa 3974

Email: info@sharklife.co.za
Ph: 035 571 0417

www.sharklife.co.za