New technology in Florida decreases shark attacks, increases catches for fishermen

Sharks are an integral part of the ocean’s ecosystem, keeping fish populations from exploding and getting rid of old or sick animals. But for fisherman, they are just competition and many don’t mind killing them if they have stolen their catch, according to WPBF’s ABC affiliate WPLG. Now, one entrepreneur has come up with a way to scare sharks away that doesn’t harm them in any way. Face to face with great whites: Jupiter teen divers come face to face with two great white sharks in two days Ask any deep sea fisherman , many of them see sharks as public enemy number one. “It’s literally every hour of the day we’re encountering sharks out here. It’s like nonstop,” Capt. Billy Delph, who operates Delph Fishing Charters from Key West, told WPLG. It’s a constant battle against depredation: when sharks steal and eat your catch before it’s reeled in. It’s the reason so many fishermen hate sharks. “It’s definitely a frustration to deal with out there. It’s just one more thing,” Delph told WPLG. “You got the weather, you have all these other conditions, and then you have shark problems out there.”’This should never have happened’: Experts alarmed by more than 400 manatee deaths recorded so farLike many anglers, Delph is frustrated.“ Here in South Florida as it happens, it’s definitely going to put the animal at odds with the fisherman because we’re both fighting for the same resource,” Delph told WPLG.Enter Sharkbanz, a product developed by ocean lover and conservationist Nathan Garrison that he says keeps the sharks away from the prey.“It has powerful, permanent magnets, which generates an electromagnetic field, and that disrupts the sharks’ electrical sensory organ in a way that’s highly unpleasant for it,” Garrison explained to WPLG.It’s a small weight attached to the end of a fishing line that Garrison says sharks don’t like. It’s not going to hurt you, but it’s going to make you want to turn away. And that’s exactly what happens for the shark,” he told WPLG.Shark on shore: 11-foot hammerhead shark washes up on South Florida beachWith a team of scientists from the University of Miami, Garrison championed the technology after his childhood friend was bitten by a shark while surfing off the coast of South Carolina.

Sharks are an integral part of the ocean’s ecosystem, keeping fish populations from exploding and getting rid of old or sick animals.

But for fisherman, they are just competition and many don’t mind killing them if they have stolen their catch, according to WPBF’s ABC affiliate WPLG.

Now, one entrepreneur has come up with a way to scare sharks away that doesn’t harm them in any way.

Face to face with great whites: Jupiter teen divers come face to face with two great white sharks in two days

Ask any deep sea fisherman, many of them see sharks as public enemy number one.

“It’s literally every hour of the day we’re encountering sharks out here. It’s like nonstop,” Capt. Billy Delph, who operates Delph Fishing Charters from Key West, told WPLG.

It’s a constant battle against depredation: when sharks steal and eat your catch before it’s reeled in. It’s the reason so many fishermen hate sharks.

“It’s definitely a frustration to deal with out there. It’s just one more thing,” Delph told WPLG. “You got the weather, you have all these other conditions, and then you have shark problems out there.”

‘This should never have happened’: Experts alarmed by more than 400 manatee deaths recorded so far

Like many anglers, Delph is frustrated.

“Here in South Florida as it happens, it’s definitely going to put the animal at odds with the fisherman because we’re both fighting for the same resource,” Delph told WPLG.

Enter Sharkbanz, a product developed by ocean lover and conservationist Nathan Garrison that he says keeps the sharks away from the prey.

“It has powerful, permanent magnets, which generates an electromagnetic field, and that disrupts the sharks’ electrical sensory organ in a way that’s highly unpleasant for it,” Garrison explained to WPLG.

It’s a small weight attached to the end of a fishing line that Garrison says sharks don’t like.

“It’s sort of like, I sent a really bright light in your eyes in a dark room. It’s not going to hurt you, but it’s going to make you want to turn away. And that’s exactly what happens for the shark,” he told WPLG.

Shark on shore: 11-foot hammerhead shark washes up on South Florida beach

With a team of scientists from the University of Miami, Garrison championed the technology after his childhood friend was bitten by a shark while surfing off the coast of South Carolina.

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