Shark Wrangler TV Show Targets Cape’s Great Whites
July 31, 2012
Boston Herald: Move over, Capt. Quint, here comes a modern-day Jaws hunter.
Chris Fischer, star of the popular History Channel show “Shark Wranglers,” is coming to Cape Cod to hook great whites in the name of research. But critics are warning that his tactics could be killing the toothsome beasts of the deep.
“He’s good at creating drama and boosting TV ratings, but he’s putting a protected species’ health in jeopardy in doing so,” said Ben Wigren, a part-time Cape Cod resident who has spearheaded an online petition to try to revoke Fischer’s shark-tagging permit.
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