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Bahamas: BCFA recommends govt. temporarily lift shark harvesting ban

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Bahamian fishermen have recommended that the government temporarily lift the ban on shark harvesting, and allow culling to balance the population.

In a statement, the Bahamas Commercial Fisher Alliance backed recent remarks by Deputy Prime Minister K Peter Turnquest who noted that “sharks and turtles” have become a “nuisance” to fishermen.

Turnquest called on the Ministry of Agriculture and Marine resources to look into the matter.

His comments came days after a Grand Bahama fisherman, Anthony Feaster, was attacked by a shark, leaving him with an injured hand.

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