Friday, May 1, 2015

Sharks need your help in Florida!

DaShark, through his blog, just made me aware of something that is happening in Florida right now. Apparently shore fishermen are (legally) fishing for pregnant bull sharks. A lot of those sharks, even if released will die, along with their pups. This is nothing new, it's been going on for years.

I know a lot of you who are reading this, are living in Florida. If you want to do something to help those sharks, this is your chance. Talk to your legislators, educate those fishermen, find out what groups are already working there and how you can help.

According to the Keys Info Net, Everglades National Park managers have the ability to declare an emergency rule to restrict access when protected species are found breeding in an area,"
So call or write the Everglades National Park manager. Read Key Info Net's entire article
Pupping season is right now! The sharks need your help, do what you can! If you can, go to that beach at night and talk to the fishermen, let them know, why it is not a good idea to target those sharks. Remember, you will have a better chance of convincing them, if you are polite.

Martin Graf
CEO Shark Diver

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