In the seventies and eighties, Captain Bill made headlines as his ability to seek out and capture many large sharks close to shore was deemed a benefit to bathers and tourists alike. Utilizing the entire shark, selling the meat to crabers, selling the jaws, fins (for decoration only) and hide to gift shops and restaurants, Captain Bill was able to make a living doing what he loved, something that most of us strive for. Late in the eighties, things began to change; Chambers of Commerce didn’t want tourists to know sharks lurked off our shores, and Captain Bill lost his living to the whims of politicians and environmental groups. Meanwhile, the sharks still swim offshore…

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