The new U.S. federal regulations prohibit all directed fishing (commercial
and recreational) and possession/sale of five shark species: basking,
whale, white, sand tiger and bigeye sand tiger. These regs apply to U.S.
federal waters of the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean.
ROBERT E. HUETER, Ph.D. [log in to unmask]
Senior Scientist & Director Tel: 941-388-4441 X323
Center for Shark Research Fax: 941-388-4312
Mote Marine Laboratory
1600 Ken Thompson Parkway MORE INFO AT:
Sarasota, FL 34236 USA http://www.mote.org
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On Sun, 6 Apr 1997, Aqua Man wrote:
> Dear Everyone
> I thought I heard on the radio that the (NMFS) National Marine Fisheries
> Service has decided to introduce a ban on harvesting various shark species on
> the commercial level. I was wondering if this is in fact true, and if so,
> which species would be benefitting from the protection. Any info that can be
> shared on this subject would be greatly appreciated.
> Thanks in advance for the help all.
> Fellow Fish Lover