[MARINE_BIOLOGY_INTERNATIONAL] New laws protect sharks in Florida waters


New laws protect sharks in Florida waters

Jan 01, 2012 12:36 PM EST

New measures protecting tiger sharks and hammerhead sharks went into effect on Sunday.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission passed the measures on November 16th.

They prohibit the harvest of tiger sharks and great, scalloped and smooth hammerhead sharks from state waters as well as prohibit their possession, sale, and exchange.

FWC notes that the sharks can still be caught and released in state waters and can be taken in adjacent federal waters.

NBC News

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