The Problem with White Shark Regulations

New legislation, Assembly Bill 2109, is designed to provide greater protection for California’s great white shark population. But the wording of the law could hinder anglers fishing for other species. Courtesy of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife Newly passed legislation in California, Assembly Bill 2109, aiming to beef up protection for great white […]

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Federal Shark Fin Crackdown On Tap

These shark fins were captured in an unrelated bust by NOAA in the early 2000s. NOAA By one estimate over 70 million sharks are taken annually, chiefly for their fins. Demand for shark fin soup, considered a delicacy by many, has driven the price of shark fins sky-high. Shark fins are worth many times more […]

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Surf Shark Fishing Banned in NJ Town

A brown shark on a New Jersey beach prior to release. Nick Honachefsky Things just got bad for shore-bound anglers looking to tangle with sharks in the New Jersey beach town of Sea Isle City. As of August 8, surf fishing for sharks of any kind is banned in the municipality. But before anyone comments […]

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Sight Fishing for Shark

Battle Lines The excitement of sight-fishing for sharks turns the hunt into a thrill sport. You sense it before you see it—a big shadow off the port bow halfway between you and the mangroves you’ve been quietly probing for snook and redfish. Leisurely, it eases into focus, then picks up some speed while heading your […]

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Surf Shark Tournament Moved Amid Safety Concerns

Blacktip sharks near the beach. Ibrahim Rifath via Unsplash With Discovery TV’s “Shark Week” on tap beginning July 24, it seems fitting that a coastal tourist spot would have an issue with anglers wanting to catch sharks where families are frolicking in the surf. That seems to be the case with a shark fishing tournament […]

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