Steve Shirley: shark hunter turned shark researcher

Spot.us posted an article today about a group of shark fishermen, led by Steve Shirley, who have turned their efforts from killing sharks to promoting catch and release tagging efforts. Team Fish Finders have joined up with researchers and filmmakers in effort to collect data on catch rates and travel ranges of tagged sharks.

A documentary about Shirley’s transformation from shark hunter to shark conservationist was shot by filmmaker David McGuire. According to Spot.us, the documentary, titled “Shark Hunter,” will be screened at aquarium and film events, in addition to being distributed online to reach a wide audience.

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