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FWC. I'm confused

I know that lemon sharks are prohibited to be landed but some of you guys say it's okay so what is the law

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  • fish_stixfish_stix Posts: 1,395 Officer
    I believe the law means that landed is the process of catching the fish, bringing it to shore and hauling it ashore. When sport fishermen talk about landing they generally mean to fight the fish to boatside for release. In the case of lemon sharks, if you catch one, then bring it to boatside or to the beach/shore and release it. You're not required to cut 200 yds of line when you determine it's a lemon shark. A little common sense goes a long way. If the law states that they cannot be harvested that means you have to immediately release without causing needless harm to the fish. I certainly wouldn't want FWC or Fed officers to see me drag one up on the beach or on to the boat for "Look what a shark-killing-stud I am" pictures.
  • masterbuggermasterbugger Posts: 5 Greenhorn
    Thanks I get it but the kayak club does not I'm trying to tell them and no luck.
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