With the fate of future Hammerhead and Tiger shark stocks "hanging in the balance", the Florida Wildlife Commission took a huge step in the right direction today in placing stricter regulations and protective measures to help the dwindling populations of the Smooth, Scalloped, and Great Hammerhead shark species as well as Tiger sharks within the state waters of Florida. Myself, along with Sean and Brooks Paxton, spear-headed the recreational shark release anglers position on these proposed regulations, and to place our input to the Commissioners and those in attendance, that greater strides need to be taken to educate anglers within the state on how to properly handle sharks (particularly protected species) when pursuing them as game fish.
Read more about the FWC meeting and the new regulations set to go into effect on Jan 1st, 2012 by clicking on the picture link below.
And again, a big shout out to everybody who helped make this possible! Thanks again for your support!