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    NOAA reopens Florida shark fishery

    January 1st, 2016

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has decided to open commercial shark fishing at Jupiter, Florida. This targets all species of shark found in the area, including lemon (Negaprion brevirostris), tiger (Galeocerdo cuvier), and hammerhead (Sphyrna mokarran) sharks. It is perhaps important to note that NOAA has not proposed any form of catch limit on the fishery, nor any measures to prevent the commercial fishing of shark protected by CITES.

    There is an online petition asking NOAA to reconsider and it would be helpful if you could email NOAA, expressing your disagreement with with their decision.
    Last edited by DevilDiver; 12-20-2015 at 09:44.

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    I have been following this with interest. I hope they can get NOAA to change their mind. After visiting the area and seeing what a treasure we have on our own shores it would be a shame not to completely protect it. Who even eats shark? Do you go to your local grocer and see a 10ft tiger on display selling shark steaks?

    Or kill them for sport? Even worse finning.

    Please everyone sign the petition!.

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