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Florida to Ban Dumping Blood Off Beaches to Lure Sharks

Florida is preparing a new statewide ban on the practice by fishermen along the state’s iconic beaches of dumping bloody fish guts into the ocean to lure sharks closer to shore – and possibly closer to swimmers and waders. Land-based anglers say the ban threatens long traditions of shark fishing and penalizes fishermen who can’t afford their own boats or expensive charters.

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State Looks For More Hunters, Anglers

The number of people buying hunting and fishing licenses hasn't kept pace with population growth in the state, and wildlife officials are concerned that could impact the future management of public lands. Wildlife officials say they need more hunters and anglers to help cover costs of running state programs.

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State Weighs Concerns About Cobia In Gulf

The Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, in a meeting Monday that focused heavily on fishery issues, backed a draft proposal that would reduce the number of cobia that can be caught per day in Gulf waters north of the Collier-Monroe County line.

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