Know Your Sharks
It is very important to know your species of sharks when you are reporting to Law Enforcement. The more accurate the testimony the better chance at getting these cases in court and to the State Attorney's Office for prosecution if a law has been broken.
Prohibited shark species must remain in the water with the gills submerged when fishing from shore or from a vessel, and prohibited shark species must be released without delay when fishing from the shore. If hook removal will delay release, cut the hook or the leader as close to the hook as possible.
Here are the most targeted prohibited sharks.
Hammerhead - Great and Scalloped
We will be adding a full list of sharks over the next few weeks.