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Restaurant to Serve Shark to Commemorate Attack

The owner of a Jensen Beach restaurant is catching some heat over his plan to serve shark for one day. 

Kona Beach Cafe is changing its menu on Saturday only, to serve shark, after owner Frank Wacha was bitten by one back in 2012. 

Saturday marks the 2nd anniversary of that attack. 

Wacha says folks are biting back on the restaurant's Facebook page, with one person even saying they hope the shark bit his leg off. 

Kona Beach Cafe will be serving 50 pounds of shark meat and feature live music to mark the anniversary.

Shark meat is legal in the United States.

Below is a post on the Kona Beach Cafe Facebook page regarding this weekend's event called "Kona Bites Back".

Kona Bites Back this Saturday March 15th!
Don't know if you've heard, but apparently some misinformed folks think that our yearly Kona Bites Back event is promoting the killing of sharks. For the record, we're serving, for one day only, a few pounds of shark meat that we purchase from a US certified food vendor who also regularly supplies us with hotdogs, burgers and other yummy things. We are not serving shark fins, nor would we ever serve shark fins, in spite of the disgusting photos and remarks extremists, (one hoped Frank lost his leg!) have passed around the web. What we are doing is having 3 great bands, drink specials, a shark photo op (a cartoon shark), shark tattoos for the kids, and information about sharks. Lighten up, people - it's gonna be a fun day! And we hope that all our great customers come out and show us that they, at least, have a sense of humor!

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