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Sardine run kicks off on KwaZulu-Natal south coast

# The sardine run has begun, with the first big net hauls reported on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast. Hibberdene and Lucien Beach near Margate saw the first catches. This natural phenomenon benefits residents and fish businesses and attracts predators like whales and sharks, as well as international visitors. The shoal is expected to head towards Durban, depending on wind and currents. Meanwhile beaches in Amanzimtoti and surrounds have been closed for swimming as a result of the sardine run and the associated shark activity around the shoal.