Friday, September 4, 2009

UPDATE to Florida's Lemon Sharks Need our Help!

Written comments can be submitted to:

By postal mail:

Kathleen Hampton
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
620 South Meridian Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1600

Comments submitted will be forwarded to the Commissioners for their review and for the record.

Please note: Florida has a very broad public records law. Most written communications to or from state officials regarding state business are considered public records and are available to the public and the media upon request. Therefore, your e-mail communications may be subject to public disclosure.

Public attendance is still vital though!! Please try to make it to the meeting in person. The Sept. 10th FWC meeting takes place at the Mission Inn Resort & Club. This is a really nice place to spend a few days and only minutes from Orlando! Very reasonable rates too (call to check - we got a lower rate than advertised on the website).

See previous post for more info. Please also see the flyer posted on the Shark Savers site, which includes links to full details about the proposed regulations.


  1. I emailed the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, and reposting on facebook.


  3. i will email commission,people have got to be educated to the fact that by eating shark finn soup you are more likly to get sick than not,do to the mercury content,the main reason shark's have been dessematted,they play such an impotant roll in mantaning balance 90% gone my god what have we done!

  4. I will email the commission. I used to be a Fl. resident and know that they will take a long time to note it but my email will be waiting for them when they are ready to handle it

  5. Calling all Animal, People and Enviornmental activist!!! We all need to ban together to stop these sub-humans from trying to destroy another life. Thank you.


    Mr. An-Drew Boger
    4:16 P. M. E. S. T.

  6. I love those Sharks. I'm soon going to make to Orlando and than i must go figure out what's up with them...Hoping they're gettint better.

  7. They are getting better! Commissioners voted to prohibit all harvest of lemon sharks. Final vote in February. Meanwhile the commercial shark fishery is closed until July.

    Thank you to everyone who wrote and signed the petition. Public comments definitely make a difference!