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

Stephan Whelan
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 passion he pursued in all his spare time. In 1996 his passion for the underwater world led him to setup DeeperBlue.com. When he gets time he enjoys both Freediving and Scuba Diving when not traveling for work or enjoying time with his family in London.

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