Shark Snuff Film Tears Open Debate Over Florida Shark Fishing

It's been there for decades, lurking just out of sight: not a razor-toothed leviathan but shark fishing itself.

As this week's feature explains, increased state and federal regulations have forced most shark hunters to lay down their nets (and shotguns). But the Sunshine State remains a major player in the national shark fishing industry and a source for shark fins used to make gourmet soup.

See the video that kick-started our shark hunting article and outraged scientists and animal activists alike. Caution: graphic content.

Read more about the video, who made it, and the reaction to it in this week's feature, online and on newsstands later today.

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Michael E. Miller was a staff writer at Miami New Times for five years. His work for New Times won many national awards, including back-to-back-to-back Sigma Delta Chi medallions. He now covers local enterprise for the Washington Post.