‘Greening up’ shark fishing tournaments

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Shark tournaments are an anachronism, critics say, at least the kind of kill contests inspired by the movie "Jaws" and by the exploits of Capt. Frank Mundus, Montauk's own Monster Man, a fact he acknowledged with regret in retirement and worked hard to change.

Now, two self-proclaimed "shark huggers" from Long Island's East End have set out to inspire contest organizers here to abandon their old ways and adopt a "greener" catch-and-release approach to shark tournaments that seems to have gained a foothold in Florida.

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