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Old 07-21-2004, 09:50 AM   #1
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Edible Sharks

A couple of weeks ago I brought home a 150 lb black-tip shark for Momma Fernandez.

Shark is now her new favorite fish. and she has asked me to bring her more.


Anybody know what the laws are for recreational harvest of sharks?

Anybody try Nurse shark?

I can't believe I am asking this. . .
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Old 07-21-2004, 10:01 AM   #2
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Hector- You are screwing with Karma, man.
Cut up the AJ and tell mom it's shark.
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Old 07-21-2004, 10:16 AM   #3
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I asssume you're talking about federal rules, so here they are:

http://www.gulfcouncil.org/downloads...O_REC_2003.pdf
Shark regs are in the middle of the second page.

To summarize: limit 1 per boat, 54" minimum fork length, except for Atlantic sharpnose sharks which are one per person, no size limit.

Protected species are: Great White, Dusky, Bignose, Night, Sand Tiger, Sevengill, Longfin Mako, Basking, Whale, Atlantic Angel, Bigeye sixgill, Sixgill, Bigeye Thresher, Narrowtooth, smalltail, Bigeye Sandtiger, Carribean reef, Carribean sharpnose, and Galapagos.

I agree that they can be good eating. We had a bunch of tourists in the Keys dolphin fishing one year and caught a "little brown" shark. We took the shark steaks and dolphin filets to a restaruant for "cook your own catch" served platter style. The shark platter was the first one emptied.

Be careful, bleed and ice them well, and enjoy.
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Old 07-21-2004, 11:09 AM   #4
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Dude dont kill those harmless nurse sharks. There are plenty of dangerous, edible, sharks around you when you dive, from the posts i've read. Might as well go shoot a cow in a field with a rifle.

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Old 07-21-2004, 11:44 AM   #5
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PistolPete,

By that logic, we couldn't shoot anymore Hogfish. Not good, not good at all.
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Old 07-21-2004, 12:29 PM   #6
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Old 07-21-2004, 12:50 PM   #7
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Make steaks about 1/2 inch thick, in a separate skillet get minched shallots, garlic, sweet onion and peeled plum tomatoes when the sauce gets hot place the shark steaks and let simmer for 15 20 minutes or until you see the meat start flaking, the best part you don't have to worry about bones. Good eating.
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I don't normally target them, but a friend got a nurse shark once and we found it to be very good. Took some experimenting to find the right way to cook it, although I can't remember what worked best now because it was a while ago. Then I got all fired up and tried to polespear a small one, that didn't work out to well. Little guy came out the hole and laughed at me. I've left them alone since then.
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Old 07-21-2004, 02:15 PM   #9
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"Dude dont kill those harmless nurse sharks. There are plenty of dangerous, edible, sharks around you when you dive, from the posts i've read. Might as well go shoot a cow in a field with a rifle.
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They aren't harmless. A lot of people get bit by them. I've had them steal my fish off my stringer before. They are good to eat, too.
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Old 07-21-2004, 02:35 PM   #10
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Might as well go shoot a cow in a field with a rifle.
Actually, he's done that. Except it was a speargun. And a hog. Do not make suggestions like this to Hector! Spearboard will not be liable.

As far as Sharks, their meat is nasty as hell and I can't stand to eat them. But, if you really want to go to town on them, you and I will get a 12 pack of beer within the next couple of weeks, anchor my boat one night off of Anclote in about 12 feet of water,get a livewell full of threadfins or greenbacks, and throw a couple of chumbags out.. Let the chumslick get going for an hour or so while we drink beer and tell fish stories, and then get ready to go to work. We'll rip the blacktips a new one. With light spinning tackle it's a blast. They put up a good fight.
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Old 07-21-2004, 02:36 PM   #11
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Dude dont kill those harmless nurse sharks. There are plenty of dangerous, edible, sharks around you when you dive, from the posts i've read. Might as well go shoot a cow in a field with a rifle.

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hmmmmmmmm COW......tender....juicy........lots of fat........must get some now!........

Oh damn, what were we talking about......yeh , nurse sharks.......Ifn your gonna eat em, well, thats what yur holdn that thar spear gun for boy! Fire at will!!!
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Sharks

We munched one last weekend, it was great!!!! We gutted and filleted it promptly, Skinned and cut out the red meat. The we cubbed it and made blackend kabbobs... Tasted like trigger fish Oh yeah we had several of those peaceful brown cows make passes at us at well, they didn't seem tame circling us almost at arms length on the surface in 30 fsw.
Ask Aguaji what he thinks....
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Pon Zu the bastards!
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Old 07-21-2004, 03:32 PM   #14
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"Their meat is nasty as hell and I can't stand to eat them."

Sounds like you had a bad experience there Scott. I haven't eaten any huge ones but if you bleed, gut and ice the smaller ones they are scrumptious.
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Do none Gay men use the word "scrumptious"
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