A welcome note

On behalf the Southern African Shark & Ray Symposium (SASRS), we welcome you to the SASRS website.

The 4th SASRS was held from September 10th-13th, 2017 in the seaside town of Hermanus, South Africa. The Symposium was proudly hosted by the South African Shark Conservancy. 90 Delegates from the USA, Canada, Europe, and Africa were in attendance and the Symposium was a great success, with 35 scientific presentations, 5 lightning talks, 2 scientific posters, and 3 informative and engaging workshops.  

We extend a special thanks to our primary sponsors, the Overstrand Municipality and the Save Our Seas Foundation, for their support for the 4th SASRS.  Also to Bientang's Cave, Hermanuspietersfontein Wines, Windsor Hotel, DJ Sharklady, and Burgundy Restaurant for their kind donations.

Bids to host the 5th Southern African Shark & Ray Symposium in 2019 are now open. To submit an Expression of Interest to host the Symposium, please download the following document: Expression of Interest_5th Southern African Shark and Ray Symposium. Bids are due by 30 November 2017.

Meaghen McCord
Co-Chair, 4th South African Shark & Ray Symposium

Abstracts from the 4th Southern African Shark & Ray Symposium

In an effort to minimize paper use and reduce the carbon footprint of the 4th Southern African Shark & Ray Symposium, no printed Abstracts were provided to the Symposium Delegates. If you would like a copy of all the Abstracts, please download them here: Abstracts.