Alternative 1 – Status quo; no change to the current recreational regulations, in place since 1999.
Alternative 2 – Raising minimum fork length for all sharks to 96 inches (8 feet), up from 54 inches (4½ feet). Also, mandatory reporting for all recreationally caught hammerhead species.
Alternative 3 – No change in minimum fork length (54 inches) for all shark species, except for hammerhead sharks, which would be raised to 78 inches (6½ feet), with mandatory reporting for that species as well.
Alternative 4 – Establishment of species-specific recreational shark quotas, based on angler catch limits, with prohibited recreational landings of blacknose sharks.
Alternative 5 – Establishment of strict no-take regulations, both for recreational and commercial fishermen.