Seychelles news update – Shark hunt continues


The efforts to trace and destroy the killer shark responsible for the death of two tourists on the Anse Lazio beach of Praslin are continuing, although news broke over the weekend that a 12 foot tiger shark was caught between the Cousin and Cousine islands. Two South African shark experts from the Kwa-Zulu Shark Institute are in the Seychelles as present to assist local efforts to bait, find and kill the shark, bringing their extensive expertise in shark ‘science’ to the archipelago.

Authorities in the Seychelles have vowed to leave no stone unturned to hunt down the beast and make the beaches once again totally safe, as has been the case for the past 40+ years since the last incident.

Initial indications, after carrying out tests on the caught shark’s stomach, are that it may not be the killer shark, but its capture has nevertheless reassured Seychellois as well as foreign nationals that government is continuing to treat this with the highest priority to ensure the safety of tourists swimming or snorkeling and of fishermen while going after their daily work.