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Shark Fisheries

The shark fishery in the state of Florida has increased since the mid-1980s. Over three million pounds of shark were landed in 2003. Learn about the shark fishery and regulations on shark fishing.

Shark Regulations

Sharks are protected by both state and federal regulations.

Shark Landings

This article provides information on the number of sharks caught (landings) by recreational anglers and commercial harvesters.

Sharks and Fishing

Shark fishing in the United States is highly regulated to help conserve shark populations and maintain the health of our marine ecosystems.

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