Posted September 06, 2018 09:20:06 Florida Gov.
Rick Scott’s office said Wednesday that he has no knowledge of the governor ordering the killing of a “lone-wolf” shark by a fishing boat.
Scott told reporters at a press conference Wednesday that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service did not request a license to shoot a shark that had been spotted in the waters off the coast of Okeechobee, Florida.
He said the agency was only looking for a shark with “a serious threat to the safety of people or property.”
Scott also said he didn’t know whether the man had been fined.
The man was not identified by Scott’s press office.
The incident occurred last week, and Scott has since ordered an investigation into the incident.
The governor’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Associated Press.
Scott, a Republican, is facing a reelection campaign in 2018.