Posts Tagged 'shark fishing'
A proposed ordinance that would ban gear typically used to target sharks at the Venice Municipal Fishing Pier may imperil fishing in general, because the Venice City Council on Oct. 22 agreed to limit fishermen to having only one line in the water. “If they pass it with one line, they will have universal disobedience on that,” said Rob Merlino, a south Sarasota County resident who frequents the pier and has been critical of the […]
The WWF, one of the world’s largest conservation groups, is getting into the shark fishing business. But before you get all outraged, know there is a strategy behind buying a $100,000 shark-fishing license for Australia’s Great Barrier Reef: They are planning not to use it. The idea is to make it unavailable to others, protecting not only the sharks, but also any other creatures disturbed when trawling nets are dragged through its seas. “This will […]
A conservation group has taken the unusual step of buying a commercial shark fishing licence on the Great Barrier Reef, and will retire it, saving the sharks that it would otherwise be used to catch. WWF said it was now seeking funds to cover the cost of the $100,000 licence, which gives the owner the right to drag a 1.2km net anywhere along the length of the Great Barrier Reef, targeting sharks. It can also […]