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Bureaucratic Success and Cape Town’s Shark Spotters Program

  • Christopher L. Pepin-Neff
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Abstract

This chapter will investigate the adoption of the Shark Spotters program by the City of Cape Town in 2005. The Shark Spotters program was an operation that placed trained staff on the surrounding mountainsides of certain beaches such as Fish Hoek and Muizenberg to keep a lookout for sharks and sound an alarm alerting bathers. This followed a series of shark bites in 2003 and 2004. This case is different because bureaucrats and scientists managed it, though they still needed to address the emotional toll a series of shark bites took on the community.

Keywords

Cape Town Sharks Shark attack Shark spotters Public policy 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christopher L. Pepin-Neff
    • 1
  1. 1.University of SydneySydneyAustralia

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