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Fishing With Mark the Shark, Miami's Controversial Charter Captain

by Stian Roenning | Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Mark “the Shark” Quartiano relishes his role as the bad guy of South Florida’s fishing community. He regularly posts photos of dead sharks to his 63,000-follower Instagram account (@marktheshark) with captions like "Nothing gets away!" and "Fillet and release." His website cautions that some pictures "may not be suitable for very small children, the faint-hearted, or PETA members." Now in his early 60s, he's killed thousands of sharks, and every time he pulls in another, the thrill is still there. Even his critics often acknowledge he's very good at what he does. Yet, he notes, "there's definitely less sharks in Miami now. I'm probably responsible for that."

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