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Monster Shark Tournament Organizer Bites Back

Monster Shark Tournament Organizer Bites Back

The 25th Annual Monster Shark Tournament may be controversial, but it’s also a boon for business and opportunity for research.   By Christy Aumer, Martha’s Vineyard Patch. 22 July 2011. One of the largest offshore sport fishing events in New England, the Annual Monster Shark tournament, started Thursday at the Oak Bluffs Harbor, and...

Longfin Mako Shark killed in Alabama Tournament

Longfin Mako Shark killed in Alabama Tournament

21 July 2011, Shark Year Magazine. A few days ago, we reported that three specimens of the federally protected sandbar shark were killed on the first day (July 15) of the Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo ( see here ). Now the same source is reporting that a longfin mako was caught and killed...

California Anglers catch 11 foot shortfin mako shark

California Anglers catch 11 foot shortfin mako shark

18 July 2011. On 17 July 2011, four fishermen from Orange County took the lead in this year’s Channel Islands Mako Shark Tournament by catching a huge shortfin mako (Isurus oxyrinchus) near Oxnard. The specimen measured 11 feet long and weighed in at 860 pounds. The team, captained by Chad Compton of La Mirada,...

Protected Sharks disallowed in Alabama Tournament – Sandbar sharks

Protected Sharks disallowed in Alabama Tournament – Sandbar sharks

16 July 2011 The Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo is currently taking place on Dauphin Island. This event is considered as one of the oldest and largest multi-species saltwater tournament in the country. According to al.com, three of the seven sharks brought to scales on Friday ( 15 July ) were disallowed because they...

Snug Harbor Shark Tournament 2011

Snug Harbor Shark Tournament 2011

Snug Harbor Shark Tournament 2011 Wakefield, Rhode Island. Thresher Shark (Alopias vulpinus) :1st Place ( and Grand Prize ): Size: 344 pounds

Montauk Marine Basin 41st Annual Shark Tag Tournament

Montauk Marine Basin 41st Annual Shark Tag Tournament

Location: Montauk, New York. This year, about 125 boats participated in the tournament, which took place at the Montauk Marin Basin.

Mako Mania Tournament 2011

Mako Mania Tournament 2011

Date: June 25 to 26, 2011.   Location: Clarks Landing, Point Pleasant Beach / New Jersey Tournament Result: 1st Place: Catch: mako shark, 280 pounds, 88 inches. Boat: ‘American Mustang’, Capt. Peter Casagrande. 2nd Place: Catch: mako shark, 247.5 pounds. Boat: ‘Tashtego’. 3rd Place: Catch: mako shark, 219 pounds. Boat: ‘Mushin’ SOURCE: Asbury Park...

1000-Pound Mako caught in Florida

1000-Pound Mako caught in Florida

18. June 2011, Florida .    A giant shortfin mako shark (Isurus oxyrinchus) was caught by a group of Miami bankers participating in a Florida International University alumni tournament. The incident occurred about 16 miles off Elliot Key, which is the northernmost of the Florida Keys. It took the seven men, guided by “Wound...

Edisto Shark Tournament 2011

Edisto Shark Tournament 2011

Edisto, South Carolina. On June 11, Hunter Sutcliff (age 14) of Orangeburg won first place in the Inaugural EWT Thirsty Fish Shark Tournament by catching a 470-pound great hammerhead shark (Sphyrna mokarran).                                                   The specimen was measured to be 10 feet and 4 inches long. Result of the Tournament: 1st Place : Catch: Great hammerhead,...

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