Ban on harvesting tiger sharks and hammerhead sharks
My team and I have zero problem with a protection for tiger sharks and hammerhead sharks. We're 100% catch and release and try to be as responsible as possible. With that being said, hammerheads are VERY sensitive to stress and die very easily. What happens to the fisherman if the hammerhead dies DURING the fight? Or during the land/release in which everything is done properly and very quickly without any photo poses, wasted time, etc.? It seems like while we, the fishermen, do have a lot of control over what we do and how we do it, certain sharks are much more vulnerable to accidental/uncontrollable death. Would a fisherman be charged if a hammerhead shark died on him/her during the fight and/or release? I'm trying to have a solid understanding of what the law says. Thanks . . .