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DeletedAccount
March 13th, 2008, 11:13 AM
http://outdoorlife.com/article_gallery.jsp?ID=1000021335 (http://outdoorlife.com/article_gallery.jsp?ID=1000021335)

This is the 3rd monster hammerhead caught off FL inside of 2 years. This fish was caught off Singer Island, FL on Wed. March 5th, 2008.

At first I was really pissed these men killed the shark but in reading through the pics/article they intended to catch and release the hammerhead but it died during the fight. They did spend 45 mins trying to revive it, huge kudos to these guys.

I am not 100% sure how this works but on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species the great hammerhead's (Sphyrna mokarran) Conservation Status is listed an Endangered. Does this have no power from a legal standpoint in regards to cathing/killing this fish???

knelson
March 13th, 2008, 11:30 AM
At first I was really pissed these men killed the shark but in reading through the pics/article they intended to catch and release the hammerhead but it died during the fight.

How about just not catch it in the first place?

ViveBene
March 13th, 2008, 12:28 PM
Didn't see the article on poking around the site, but did find an article from 2006, from which I gather that to catch a hammerhead sufficiently to later release it is basically to inflict mortal wounds. They fight like the dickens, and fight harder once gaffed.

Thanks for the link.

Regards, VB

geochuck
March 13th, 2008, 12:50 PM
I saw it on TV. Very ugly fish. http://www.wftv.com/video/15513083/index.html?source=CNN

DeletedAccount
March 13th, 2008, 06:02 PM
Very ugly fish.

???

On the contrary I thinks sharks are the most incredible looking animals and the Great Hammerhead shark is simply awesome. Millions of years of evolution. Huge thanks for the video link though...

knelson; I agree. Best to not catch them at all.