“Tiger shark killed in port royal sound, jaws cut out and gutted. I’m all for keeping mahi, grouper, snapper, etc. but to kill an old fish just for the jaws is a bit selfish,” he wrote in the tweet.
Tiger sharks are legal to catch and kill in South Carolina, according to The State, which reported that fishermen can kill one tiger shark a day if it’s longer than 54 inches.
Fishing captain Chip Michalove, known as the “shark whisperer” said he is worried that too many tiger sharks are being killed every year, since it is legal to catch and kill them in South Carolina. (Stock image)(iStock)
Michalove, known as the “shark whisperer,” told the outlet he’s worried that too many tiger sharks are being killed every year.
“Sharks that big can’t just be replaced,” he said. “I’m worried for their population.”
“Sharks are the lions of the ocean ecosystem, and killing them means killing a lot of species below them that we also rely on,” he added.