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Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
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The Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission was recently reorganized and a new Division of Freshwater Fisheries Management was formed to manage, enhance and preserve Florida's freshwater aquatic life for our public's benefit. This survey is an attempt t...
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There is no guaranteed way to ...
There is no guaranteed way to avoid an attack, however Brent Winner, scientist for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says, "Being familiar with the behavior, biologies and fisheries of the shark can significantly reduce risk."
Salty Topics - Fisheries assessment, more ...
Salty Topics - Fisheries assessment, more than counting fish: In the third of the 2012 Winter/Spring Marine Science Speaker series, Brent L. Winner, associate research scientist with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, presents the importance and need for fisheries, aquatic health, fish life history and ecology.
Free; registration required.
Refreshments donated by Friends of Weedon Island.
Weedon Island Cultural and Natural History Center at 1800 Weedon Drive N.E., St. Petersburg. (727) 453-6500; www.weedonislandpreserve.org.
Brent L. Winner, Associate ...
Brent L. Winner, Associate Research Scientist with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Fish and Wildlife Research Institute's Fisheries Independent Monitoring Program
Brent Winner, a scientist at ...
Brent Winner, a scientist at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, noted that people harvest an estimated 100 million sharks annually worldwide.
"Scientific data show that many shark populations have been dramatically reduced by almost 50 percent over the past 25 years," Winner
"The pores detect the presence of electric fields produced by all living creatures in the sea," Winner
"It is one of the few sharks that may inhabit fresh water," Winner
"It sometimes ventures hundreds of miles inland via coastal river systems.
"This is one of the more dangerous shark species, accounting for the third-highest number of attacks on humans," Winner
Now, harvest is prohibited on more than 20 shark species in both state and federal waters," Winner
While blacktips and spinners get no ...
While blacktips and spinners get no longer than 6 feet -- not big enough to be man-eaters -- they get the blame for a third of Florida's shark bites, Brent Winner of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said.
In most cases, sharks apparently think a hand or foot is a fish and let go once the mistake becomes clear.
"These are not really aggressive species," Winner