the law : keeping Gulley /hound sharks in tidal pools??

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  1. ocean6

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    Hi Everyone

    first post here ,

    got a quick question , mate of mine owns a big coastal prop , with a big tidal pool in the front .

    what are the current laws in sa with regards to catching acouple hound and gully sharks and putting them in the tidal pool , feeding them a couple of times a day then releasing them back into the sea after 2 or 3 days , abate ,slightly fatter....

    is this legal , what permits would you need , if any ??
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    i don't think its legal, but it would be cruel and bad for the sharks, as once they are fed via humans then they could be dependent or associate humans for food, bad idea
     
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    Why would you want to do this? Are you looking at this as an opportunity to conserve these creatures or just as a hobbyist having something different to have in their care?
     
  5. ocean6

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    no , dont think hes thinking of it to make money ( hes already got too much :eek: )

    there's commercial fishermen that land those species on the slip , just up the drag from him ..... they get something stupid , like R12 a kilo for the dead hound sharks ....

    he wants to know if it would be legal for him to offer some of them like R50 or R80 per a kilo , for them live ......put them into his tidal pool (it big ) feed them well for a couple of days , then release them back again... the pay off being , having groups school kids ect , come visit , teach them abit about sharks ect..

    hes been there for the last 8 years and hes pretty gatvol of seeing these beautiful creatures killed daily for a living.


    surely there must be a way that these sharks are worth more alive than dead??

    thats hes angle .
     
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    nice idea, would need to get hold of MCM
     
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    Very nice idea, there is however also the risk that if the fisherman gets paid 5 times more for the live sharks compared to dead sharks it might drive them to target these catching live fish as it then becomes profitable for them. So the cycle just starts again...
     
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