I used a Sony RX10 to videotape and photograph a shark-tagging expedition with Steve Shirley in the SF Bay, November 2013.
“Steve Shirley: Shark Tagger”
All his life, Steve loved fishing and being near water. Hunting for the ‘big monsters’ in the San Francisco Bay landed him a 440 lb Broadnose Sevengill Shark, the largest ever caught.
But something changed. Steve realized if he wanted sharks left to fish for, he better protect them. Steve created a non-profit, Ocean Research Foundation. Using his knowledge as an expert Shark Fisherman, Steve mentors volunteers on his boat to bait, catch, tag, record data and release sharks for his conservation study, in partnership with the Monterey Bay Aquarium
Steve hopes his data will influence the CA Department of Fish and Game to regulate Seven Gills and Leopard Sharks fishing in the SF Bay.