Monster Shark Tourney Leaving Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard
No one has an explanation as to why a monster shark tournament is leaving the home of "JAWS" for Newport. For the last 27 years, Martha's Vineyard has been home to the event that brought with it lots of business for local hotels and restaurants.
Economically, this will be a hard-hit on the island economy. Many of the fishermen hunting the sharks would frequent New Bedford supply houses. Next summer, Newport, R.I. will host the event that has attracted shark sportsmen since its inception, 27 years ago.