Ocean City Shark Tournament to encourage catch-and-release

Delmarvanow.com is reporting that the 31st annual Ocean City Shark Tournament will give “more recognition” to fishermen who release their catches, in order to promote sustainable shark fishing. In addition to the increased rewards in the catch-and-release division, participants in the tournament will also be required to use circle hooks to reduce the chance of life-threatening injuries to the sharks, according to the report.

According to Mark Sampson, one of the tournament’s founders, fishermen will also be collecting data to assist researchers with various shark-related studies.

Check out the full story at delmarvanow.com for more details.

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