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Agency Seeking Input For Shark Catch Limits

(From stories.thefacts.com)- With the numbers of blacknose sharks declining, National Marine Fisheries Service officials will hear public comment Wednesday night in Freeport on the possibility of placing a ban on catching the shark. 2007 assessment showed blacknose sharks, which are found in the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf Coast waters, have been overfished, said Jackie Wilson, fisheries management specialist with the service.

The ban would be placed as an amendment to the Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Fishery Management Plan, the service states in a press release.


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