After a successful two year run, the Newport Monster Shark Tournament has merged with the North Atlantic Monster Shark Tournament and is moving to New Bedford, MA in July 2016.
In a Facebook post on Monday evening, the organizers broke the news.
“Ladies and gentlemen, it is our distinct pleasure to introduce, the upcoming premier shark tournament of 2016, The North Atlantic Monster Shark Tournament!!!
The merger of two champion shark tournaments, The North Atlantic Shark Tournament, and Newport Monster Shark Tournament, is a result of the shared vision of both of the organizers of the two tournaments, and the family of Steven James.
This entirely non-profit event will serve to promote the preservation of pelagic species, their ecosystems, as well as to preserve the right to fish. It will be held in America’s top fishing port and the nation’s capital for sustainable fishing, New Bedford, Massachusetts. ALL the profits will be donated to causes and organizations that are committed to sustainable fishing and the preservation of marine ecosystems.
Join us in July of 2016 for a great tournament, in a great fishing city, all for a great cause.”
The Newport Monster Shark Tournament was know as the preeminent sport fishing event in New England.