Sharks the catch of the day as Cherry Point Marines go fishing

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Pfc. Sean Potgieter keeps a firm grip on the tail of a small black tip shark he caught from the Crystal Coast Lady on Friday. The Military Affairs Committee of the Havelock Chamber of Commerce sponsored the fishing trip for the Single Marine Program.

Drew C. Wilson/Havelock News
Published: Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 06:03 PM.

Lance Cpl. John Webb reeled in a foot-long black tip shark from the side of the Crystal Coast Lady Friday.

“The waters are safer now that I’ve got ‘Jaws,’” Webb joked as he wrapped the little shark in a towel, pulled the fishing hook from its mouth and released it into Cape Lookout Bight.

“It was safer for a moment,” Webb said as the fish re-entered the clear, green water beside the boat.

Webb was one of a dozen Marines and sailors that spent a half-day of fishing aboard the head boat out of Beaufort at Cape Lookout Bight on Friday morning.

The trip was part of the Single Marine Program at Cherry Point and was cosponsored by the Military Affairs Committee of the Havelock Chamber of Commerce and Crabby Patty’s restaurant in Havelock.

“I am so appreciative of everyone who came out today to support this event,” said Jen Krivohlavy, Single Marine Program coordinator for Cherry Point. “The Havelock Military Affairs Committee has been amazing and they have been so supportive of our single and unaccompanied Marines and sailors. I am just truly grateful for all of their support in this. We had a great time and caught a lot of sharks and a lot of other fish.

“I really enjoyed seeing a lot of the Marines and sailors who had not been out fishing before or maybe it has been the first time in their adult life. Truly the best part



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