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Good news for Sharks in Florida

On November 16th 2011, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) voted to enact a motion put forward to help protect sharks in Florida waters from being caught and killed by anglers.

The commission voted in favour of prohibiting possession, sale, and exchange of tiger sharks, great hammerhead, scalloped hammerhead and smooth hammerhead sharks. These sharks can still be caught, but only if released alive.

The law comes into effect from 1st January 2012.

Photo by Willy Volk

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Stephan is the Founder of DeeperBlue.com. His passion for the underwater world started at 8 years old with a try-dive in a hotel pool on holiday that soon formulated into a lifelong love affair with the oceans. In 1996 he set up DeeperBlue.com and has grown the site to be the most popular diving website and community in the world.

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