End Shark Fishing at Venice Pier!

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End Shark Fishing at Venice Pier!

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This Petition Is In Support Of Venice's Proposal To Ban Shark Fishing!

Florida: Venice City Council Members are moving forward with a proposal to ban shark fishing from their newly renovated pier and city beaches. Shark fishing has caused much controversy over the years, and in light of the FWC’s new rules regarding shore-based shark fishing, the city of Venice sees this as an opportune time to ban shark fishing from their city altogether.

We applaud the Mayor and Council Members for taking a proactive approach to the safety and security of beachgoers and sharks alike. Shark fishing is the antithesis of wildlife conservation. It is void of any regard for the life of the shark, fishermen, or the beachgoers that are negatively affected by the actions of this extraneous “sport.”

Why ban shark fishing?

  • Shark populations are declining worldwide largely due impart to recreational fishing.
  • Sharks are vital in keeping our underwater ecosystems healthy and balanced.
  • Shark fishers and beachgoers are two incompatible groups.
  • Shark fishing attracts sharks that are in the area and looking to feed.
  • Sharks and humans prefer the same nearshore areas, and most attacks occur in shallow water.
  • A large number of sharks die as a result of post-release stress.

https://www.floridasharks.org/

 

 

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