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FWC outlines recommended changes to sharking fishing in Florida

Posted: 11:30 PM, Nov 26, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-27 10:41:09Z
Modifying statewide shark regulations
Modifying statewide shark regulations

The Florida Fish and Wildlife released Monday its recommended changes to shark fishing rules in the state. 

The rules include requiring fishermen to get mandatory no-cost permits banning chumming from beaches and tightening up on catch and release rules, as well as the type of equipment fishermen can use. 

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Jessica Veatch, a Treasure Coast mom wanted the rules to go further after her daughter, Violet, was badly bitten by a shark in August 2017.

At the time of the attack, Veatch said people were fishing close to the shore at Bathtub Beach. 

Veatch's daughter needed more than 100 stitches to repair her wounds.

FWC will meet again on Dec. 12 to consider adopting these new rules.