Monday, September 10, 2012

Maryland State Record Scalloped Hammerhead Shark

A new Maryland State record has been set for scalloped hammerhead shark by Scott Cusick of Jackson, NJ.

The record setting shark was caught on August 8 during the White Marlin Open tournament. Weighing in at 266 pounds, eight ounces, the fish won the tournament’s largest shark category, earning Cusick a prize of $5,150.

The fish was weighed at Harbor Island Marina. Tournament weigh-master Dale Timmons informed Cusick that he had won the shark division and that the fish could be a State record.

Maryland Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) fisheries biologist Chris Jones then certified the catch as a Maryland record scalloped hammerhead shark. The previous record was a 254-pound fish caught by Jamie Gill over Massey’s Canyon in 2009.

source: MD DNR

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