Fishing Hook Kills Shark, 11 Unborn Pups

A female bull shark and her 11 unborn pups died earlier this week in Islamorada after the mother shark bled to death  as a result of being hooked in the gills by an angler using a J-hook.

Though the angler was involved in legal catch-and-release fishing from the shore, marine biologists who were on scene say the shark likely would have survived had the fisherman been using a much safer circle hook rather than the J-hook.

Click here to learn more about the story and how circle hooks are a safer alternative to the J-hook.


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