Like a lion to the savannah, sharks are unquestionably the dark, haunting king predators of the ocean. Just watch a good, old fashioned Jaws film and you’ll feel the spine tingling chill. So why on earth would anyone look for Cape Canaveral fishing charters to go after sharks?
Anyone who’s every hooked a shark in the mouth and hauled that thick, rubbery tail onto the boat deck can tell you that catching sharks is the ultimate adrenaline rush. Also, catching a shark successfully is no easy task, so there’s a sense of serious awe and accomplishment that can come from catching a shark.
In the state of Florida, there is a list of sharks that are in abundance and perfectly legal to catch and kill, such as nurse sharks and thresher sharks. Catching a shark for the purpose of turning it into a taxidermy trophy can be the pinnacle accessory for the ultimate man cave at home.
The National Marine Fisheries Services (NMFS) sponsors the Cooperative Shark Tagging Program (CSTP). It’s an opportunity for recreational fishermen, who only want to practice the catch-and-release method of catching sharks, to work with the NMFS to help with the study of sharks by tagging them when caught.
A yellow, plastic, cattle-ear tag is inserted through the first dorsal fin using a needle. Although this may sound painful, it’s actually thought that sharks aren’t able to feel physical pain, at least not well.
Tagging sharks helps marine biologists and scientists at the National Marine Fisheries Services to better record and track the migration and lifecycle habits of different species of sharks.
If you’re interested in tagging some sharks, or perhaps you just want to experience the thrill of a good ol’ catch-and-release, then you should check out some Cape Canaveral fishing charters to see what shark fishing options are out there, just waiting for you.
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