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Shark fishing tournaments face growing pressure

There’s a really interesting article published in The Guardian about shark fishing. It goes into great detail about some of the support and opposition of the catch and kill shark tournaments and well worth the read.

Check out this map of Atlantic Shark Fishing Tournaments:

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Here’s a list of multinational corporate sponsors of these tournaments:

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  • Coca-Cola
  • Globalstar
  • Lexus
  • Caterpillar
  • Goslings Rum
  • Yamaha
  • Budweiser
  • Boat US (Berkshire Hathaway)
  • West Marine
  • Astoria Bank
  • Home Depot
  • West Marine
  •  Coors Lite
  • Milwaukee Tool Corporation
  • Academy Sports
  • Nissan
  • Samuel Adams
  • Cummins

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  •  BASF
  • Dow
  • Veolia
  • Ford
  • Phillips 66
  • Olin
  • Home Depot
  • Hertz
  • Maserati
  • Ferrari
  • Captain Morgan
  • Miller Lite
  • Garmin
  • Aon
  • Intercontinental Hotels
  • Merrill Lynch (Bank of America)
  • RBC Wealth Management
  • The Wahlrich Group and Unity International Group

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[quote align=”left”]The quest to haul in giant sharks used to be a free-for-all, with those who took part in the 1970s recalling thousands of rotting carcasses laid out on the parking lots of places like Montauk.[/quote]
[quote align=”right”]This year there are 71 registered tournaments along the Atlantic coast in which large pelagic sharks can be caught – 28 target sharks exclusively.[/quote]
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Source: Monster shark fishing tournaments face growing pressure to reform | Environment | The Guardian

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