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The Southern African Shark and Ray Symposium

September 11 - September 13

The Southern African Shark and Ray Symposium (SASRS) is a biennial meeting of the academic community of Southern Africa who are currently conducting research on these taxa. Previous symposia were hosted by the KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board in 2011, Oceans Research in 2013, and Shark Spotters and the Save Our Seas Foundation in 2015.

The SASRS will be held from September 10th-13th, 2017 in the seaside town of Hermanus, South Africa. We invite academics and students from Africa – and overseas groups who have previously conducted research on Chondrichthyans in Africa – to attend this exciting gathering of like-minded colleagues from around the continent.

The 4th SASRS will consist of keynote lectures, research poster sessions, networking opportunities, workshops, and public outreach events. In addition to the Symposium programme, we will provide Delegates with numerous discounted tour options to ensure you make the most of your stay in the beautiful Western Cape region. We cordially invite you to participate in this exciting event as Presenters, Prospective students, Sponsors and/or Exhibitors.


Abstract submission deadline: the final day for submissions is 31 May 2017. No late submissions will be accepted.

Early-bird registration deadline: 1 May 2017.

Late registration deadline: 14 August 2017.


September 11
September 13
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Southern African Shark Conservancy
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