Reunion Island continues to improve beach safety as more anti-shark nets installed
Published on 14 December 2015
Yesterday, the prefecture lifted the no swimming order for the beaches of Boucan Canot after an anti-shark safety net was installed and had been monitored and inspected to ensure it was impenetrable. Swimming, surfing, bodyboarding, and other water sport activities have subsequently resumed. The green “all clear” flags were raised at this beach, officially signaling the end of the banning order. This is a major step for Reunion Island tourism, as visitors can now resume a full range of beach activities on one of the island's most popular beaches.
The protection of the underwater environment on Reunion Island is of paramount importance to the local government as well as the island's tourism industry.
The net is composed of mesh 40 x 40 centimeters, which allows passage of juvenile marine species.