Fort Myers Beach Shark Tournament Changed to 100 % Catch & Release
The “Are you Man Enough? Shark Challenge” has just been changed to 100 % catch & release!
The decision came after an on onslaught of public pressure generated by Shark Safe.
For the past weeks, support for changing the tournament from kill to 100 % catch & release was coming from all around including the public, media, and the County Commissioner Ray Judah.
“Today is a victory for sharks” says Lawrence Groth of Shark Safe, “Thanks to all those who showed their support by spreading the word, voting online, contacting tournament organizers and sponsors and speaking with Fort Myers Community Officials.”
Shark Safe was planning a rally for May 23 & 24 in Fort Myers Beach with the goals of changing the tournament.
Now – The Shark Conservation Rally is still on in Fort Myers – but the purpose is to celebrate this victory and educate the public at the event about the wonders of and perils faced by sharks!!
SHARK CONSERVATION RALLY
ONLY SATURDAY MAY 23 (NOT SUNDAY).
Meeting Location: Lynn Hall Park in Fort Myers Beach (walking distance from Snug Harbor where the tournament will be held).
Shark Safe is already beginning working on plans for next years tournament to help promote shark conservation and establish a tag and release program.
Please Join Shark Safe on Saturday May 23 to celebrate this victory and educate the public!!