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    Posted: 10 June 2019 at 11:27pm
I’m thinking trawl boats are the cause of the shark bite in myrtle beach? No wait, didn’t someone say sc was different then NC? They don’t allow trawling in the beach! What a joke
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Chasing trout... Anyone and everyone that follows this issue knows SC and Georgia allows shrimping in the ocean.... What they don't do is allow it inside the inlets.

But if you dump trawl by catch in saltwater, the odds are great sharks will be close no matter the zip code.
I am a native of NC. The "bycatch captial of the east coast of the US". Our legislature lets us kill more fish for no reason than any other Atlantic Coast state. I hope they are proud.
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Are we really trying to blame shark attacks on trawl bycatch now? The water is warm and there is an abundance of food close to shore, so the sharks are there too. Add in hundreds of thousands of people swimming (if not millions) and the odds are pretty high someone eventually gets bit. It's the same story up and down the coast, regardless of trawlers.
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Lcg... There have been incidents in NC where trawls were seen dumping by catch off NC beaches prior to a shark attack in the same area. Well documented cases.

CT is pointing out that shark attacks happen in other states too where shrimping is known to occur.

I was just agreeing with him.

I am a native of NC. The "bycatch captial of the east coast of the US". Our legislature lets us kill more fish for no reason than any other Atlantic Coast state. I hope they are proud.
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Originally posted by lcg8978 lcg8978 wrote:

Are we really trying to blame shark attacks on trawl bycatch now? The water is warm and there is an abundance of food close to shore, so the sharks are there too. Add in hundreds of thousands of people swimming (if not millions) and the odds are pretty high someone eventually gets bit. It's the same story up and down the coast, regardless of trawlers.


I'll answer your question with a yes  and offer a simple question in return.

If you dump 30+ million pounds of chum in the water every year, will you attract more sharks?


We've all seen the videos.  Hundreds and hundreds of sharks follow EACH trawler.  The effect is that North Carolina inshore waters have become an easy meal ticket for sharks.   The Pamlico has even developed into a bull shark nursery.  Maybe they would leave if inshore trawling stopped.


It's not complicated.   Our commercial fishing practices have caused us to have more sharks.

Increasing the number of sharks will increase the number of shark bites.



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Originally posted by bakesta bakesta wrote:


Originally posted by lcg8978 lcg8978 wrote:

Are we really trying to blame shark attacks on trawl bycatch now? The water is warm and there is an abundance of food close to shore, so the sharks are there too. Add in hundreds of thousands of people swimming (if not millions) and the odds are pretty high someone eventually gets bit. It's the same story up and down the coast, regardless of trawlers.



I'll answer your question with a yes  and offer a simple question in return.

If you dump 30+ million pounds of chum in the water every year, will you attract




















more sharks?

Kind of a ‘duh’ moment. Yes chum attracts sharks.
We've all seen the videos.  Hundreds and hundreds of sharks follow EACH trawler.  The effect is that North Carolina inshore waters have become an easy meal ticket for sharks.   The Pamlico has even developed into a bull shark nursery.  Maybe they would leave if inshore trawling stopped.


It's not complicated.   Our commercial fishing practices have caused us to have more sharks.

Increasing the number of sharks will increase the number of shark bites.



I know a very easy solution.Wink


Kind of a ‘duh’ moment.










Edited by kshivar - 11 June 2019 at 9:27am
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The food is there whether it's alive or dead and that's why the sharks are there.. I don't think you'd see any change in shark numbers if all trawling stopped today (other than they wouldn't be hanging out behind the trawlers for an easy meal). If commercial fishing is somehow to blame, it's more likely that the lack of commercial fishing pressure for these larger coastal sharks (due to increased regulation) is to blame. Science says it's water temperature, populations starting to rebound, and increased tourism (more people in the water = more get bit).

I don't like inshore trawling either, but you're really making a stretch.
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