Over the past two weeks police officers issued more than one citation a day in the waters of Delaware for illegal shark fishing. DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers patrol the Delaware Bay and Atlantic Ocean trying to prevent it.
Sgt. Troy Trimmer and Cpl. Nate Evans were out in the Atlantic not far from shore Tuesday afternoon patrolling for prohibited shark fishing.
"[That's] any landing or possession of prohibited species of sharks," Sgt. Trimmer said.
Trimmer says there are three sharks he's particularly concerned with.
"The prohibited species are sandbar, dusky and sand tiger."
They are prohibited due to low reproductive rates and overfishing.
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