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Introduction: Episode 1: Recreational Shark Fishing: Collaborating for Conservation (03:36)

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Sharks draw the attention of people around the world. A better understanding of their vital role in the ecosystem has changed perceptions, but many shark populations remain threatened; recreational fishing contributes to the issue.

Shark Research and Conservation Program (05:15)

Neil Hammerschlag and his students investigate the impact of recreational angling on coastal species, including behavioral and physiological responses. Not all shark species react equally to being hooked on a line; higher stressed sharks exhibit increased post-release mortality.

Shore-based Shark Fishing (06:22)

Hannah Medd works with the angling community to understand impacts on hammerhead sharks. Medd and Jill Brooks collect survey data from over 14,000 anglers. The fishery contributes millions to Florida's economy; collaborative community-based management is vital to effective conservation solutions.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (03:48)

In 2018, the FWC holds a series of public meetings on land-based shark fishing regulations. New regulations require anglers to obtain a free permit and use specific types of gear. Experts believe best practices education will increase post-release survival rates.

Florida Manta Project (06:41)

Recreational fishing affects manta rays and sharks. Jessica Pate studies rays in southeastern Florida; the area is a potential nursery but threatened by human activity. Most anglers believe we should protect manta rays. Experts conduct surveys and post educational signs. Conservation is important.

Credits: Episode 1: Recreational Shark Fishing: Collaborating for Conservation (Changing Seas, Season 13) (01:03)

Credits: Episode 1: Recreational Shark Fishing: Collaborating for Conservation (Changing Seas, Season 13)

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Episode 1: Recreational Shark Fishing: Collaborating for Conservation (Changing Seas, Season 13)

Part of the Series : Changing Seas (Season 13)
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Shore-based, catch and release shark fishing is a popular past time in Florida. But is it having a negative impact on sensitive shark populations? Scientists have teamed up with anglers to study the survival rates of the fish and conduct outreach on best practices.

Length: 27 minutes

Item#: BVL283029

ISBN: 979-8-88678-508-1

Copyright date: ©2021

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