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Yarmouth Shark Scramble close contest

YARMOUTH - The Yarmouth Shark Scramble was a close contest this year with 1.1 pounds separating the first and second place prize winning fish. 

Taking top honours was Chris Cushing aboard the vessel Lurcher Shoal with a 347.2-pound blue shark. Second place went to Corey Irons aboard the vessel Sea Fever III who landed a 346.1-pound blue shark. In third place was Ryan Leblanc from the fishing vessel Amanda and Allison with a 308.6-pound blue shark.

Blue sharks were the only species permitted to be landed during this year’s scramble. A team of researchers from Dalhousie University were onsite to conduct testing and take samples during the weigh-in, which provide valuable stock status data.

This year marked the 20th anniversary of the Yarmouth Shark Scramble. The grand prize winner of the  4-Wheeler donated by Leonard C. Comeau and Honda was David Wiscock, Glace Bay,  who was aboard the Irish Rebel, one of the 18 boats that participated in this year’s event.  

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