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Jimmy Buffett’s Boat Re-enters Shark’s Eye Tourney

The Montauk Shark’s Eye Tournament and Festival returns to the Montauk Marine Basin, July 11–13, and music legend Jimmy Buffett‘s boat Last Mango has been entered for the second year in a row.

Buffett, who fished the inaugural event said, “Such tournaments are the wave of the future.”

Six satellite tags will be made available this year by OCEARCH, including one to be named Dan, as in Dan Rattiner. In 2013, teams tagged and released 64 sharks including 33 mako and 31 blues. Four of the sharks were satellite tagged. This two-day event is free to the public and includes a Dock Party Saturday night until 10 p.m. featuring a live performance by Gus Fafalios and Deep C Revival.

Limited team entries are still available to compete for $10,000 in guaranteed prize money, provided by the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, plus half of all entry fees, 100% of Calcutta and other prizes. The entry fee is $950.

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