Another Great White Shark caught off TaiwanHelmut Nickel, Shark Year Magazine,
04. November 2012
Date: 02. November 2012
Location: Hualien County, Taiwan.
Species: Great white shark ( Carcharodon carcharias ).
Size: said to be ca. 5 metres in length, 1286 kg in weight.
Fishermen have netted another great white shark off the eastern coast of Taiwan.
This happened last Friday (November 2nd) in the waters of the Fengbin Township in Hualien County, less than
one week after we reported on the landing of a slightly larger white shark in the neighboring Yilan County (see here).
It is said that the latest capture occurred only 300 metres from shore. The local Coast Guard has cautioned people to beware of the ‘frequent inshore white shark activity’.
Like the previous one, the latest catch (which weighed almost 1300 kg) was also sold at a fish market.
According to a local news-site, the shark fetched a price of NT$100,000 (US$3,422) at a market in northern Taiwan.
Below is a news-video about the capture of the two specimens.
Source and Photo: Apple Daily, Focus Taiwan.