2011 USC Shark-Release Observer Program

The Certified Ultimate Shark Challenge Observer Program is one of the critical components that distinguish this Next Generation Shark-Release Tournament as the innovative leader and credible standout of the industry. Our mission to combine the goals of sport, science and conservation would not be met without it, and the bottom line is you won't find another hands-on program like this anywhere in the sporting world. Along with our partners and volunteers, we're proud to be the ones keeping this important leading edge in responsible competitive angling sharp and effective.

That brings us to the matter at hand. We'd like to thank all those who stepped up to be trained and certified as our first graduating class of USC Observers in 2010. We've already heard from many that we'll see you again in 2011. With the tournament expanding this year, we're happy to have you back, along with those of you interested in joining us for the first time.

We're pleased to have Dr. Bob Hueter and the Mote Center for Shark Research staff on board again as our chief science and research partners. Among the many important contributions made by them is the expert training they assist us in providing to all our observer applicants. Without a doubt, the training is world class and second to none.

For anyone interested in learning more about what this important and exciting role requires or if you're ready to apply, the observer application can be viewed, downloaded and submitted here. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us.

In the meantime, all the best. We look forward to seeing you soon ...
GH-USC Creators & Directors: Sean Paxton, Brooks Paxton II, Captain Robert Moore