Huge Great White Shark and young Whale Shark caught in East Asia

Helmut Nickel, Shark Year Magazine,
28. October 2012

Recent records of an adult great white shark from Taiwan ( Specimen No.1 )
and a juvenile whale shark from southern Fujian province in China ( Specimen No. 2 ).

SPECIMEN NO. 1 :

Date: 27. October 2012

Location: Yilan County, Taiwan.

Species: Great white shark ( Carcharodon carcharias ).

Size: nearly 6 metres in length and 1500 kg in weight (other sources: 1750 kg).

The white shark got entangled in a fishing net off Toucheng Township, located on Taiwan’s northeast coast.

The catch of this massive specimen occurred in the close vicinity of a popular surfing spot.
This has raised some concerns in the local community.

According to the source, the shark was auctioned in Su-ao today (Oct.28th).
‘Focus Taiwan’ is reporting that it was sold for NT$150,000 (US$5,112).

You can also see a related Taiwanese News-Video below.

Source: Epoch Times.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPECIMEN NO. 2 :

Date: reported on 22. October 2012

Location: Dongshan County, Fujian province, China.

Species: Whale shark ( Rhincodon typus ).

Size: said to be 2.5 metres in length.

Fishermen accidentally caught this young whale shark in a fishing net in the waters of the Taiwan Strait.

They notified the local authorities about their rare catch.

Source and Photo: XJ Daily.

 

 

15 Comments

  1. CHINA,, MISERABLE Y ASESINO .DESTRUCTOR .,,BOICOT A TODOS LOS COMERCIOS Y PRODUCTOS PROVENIENTES DE CHINA ,TAIWAN ,

  2. Rachel Thornley

    China and surrounding countries – hang your heads in shame!!!

    You do not belong with the rest of the world, you are behaving like savages

  3. Ste

    Figli di  Puttana! ma prima o poi la natura ve la farà pagare! sono decine d’anni che distruggete il mare! squali balene delfini! vergogna!

    Tranlated: Sons of bitch! but sooner or later nature will make you pay! tens of years you destroy the sea! sharks whales dolphins! Shame on you!

  4. Caroline

    Absolutely appauling.

  5. james

    tasty sharks fin soup! yum yum yum

  6. Angel

    If you watch the Great Whites migratory patterns, they move from California coast to Hawaii and stay there for a while and then mve to far east to Taiwan coast. None of the comes back from there. That is where they all dissapear. So this is not just a GWS catch, they always do it to all of the GW’s.
    They have no understanding of habitat or nature, balance. They just do not care as long as they fish something that worths something.
    It is shameful for all of the humanity.
    Just one of those times when you do not want to be a part of this group of beings as a race.

    • foaly

      i live here in taiwan. sadly, many don’t have any idea what those fishers are causing. luckily, it has nothing to do with the asian race or anything. more with cultural background, lack of education etc… 

      not everyone here is like that! sadly too many though (if you listen to what the journalists say..)

  7. Paul

    Barbarians ……savages…. they are destroying the oceans eco systems worldwide,  especially over there damn shark fin soup!!!  That damn Asian shark fin soup ALONE IS ALREADY WELL ON THE WAY TO DESTROYING THE WHOLE WORLDS OCEANS ECO SYSTEMS…….FOR FREAKIN SOUP??? WHY? WHY? WHY DAMMIT!! AND EVEN THOUGH MANY GOVERNMENTS ARE PUTTING MODEST BANS+/or at LEAST LIMITS… ON SHARK FINNING….THE ASIANS “ARE NOT LISTENING OR EVEN TRYING IN THE VERY LEAST TO FREAKIN COMPLY AND ARE CHOOSING TO REMAAS IGNORANT LAW-BREAKING BARBARIANS….MURDERERS AND THEY ARE EVEN UPPING THEIR BIDS$$ TO EVERY FISHERMEN THAT WANTS TO BREAK THE LAW AND CATCH AND FIN HUNDREDS, THOUSANDS OF SHARKS AT A TIME FOR ALOT OF MONEY PER SHARK FIN….IN WHICH THEY VERY BRUTALLY, BARBARICALLY CUT ALL OF THE SHARKS FINS OFF, ON THEIR BOATS, WHILE THE POOR SHARKS ARE “STILL ALIVE”…THEN THEY THROW THEM RIGHT BACK IN THE SEA TO GET EATEN ALIVE BY EVERY FISH, CRAB AND LOBSTER ETC. THAT CAN SCAVENGE THEM…AGAIN…..WHILE THEY ARE STILL ALIVE!!!! THIS MUST….MUST STOP AND “NOW”!!!! WE MUST SEVERELY CRACK DOWN ON THIS LAW-BREAKERS ONCE AND FOR ALL BEFORE ITS TOO LATE FOR ALL OF OUR OCEANS….BECAUSE PEOPLE….YOH KNOW WHAT…..ITS ALMOST ALREADY TOO LATE…. 9/10ths of our worlds shark are ALREADY GONE AND IF THE LAST REMAINING TENTH OF OUR WORLDS SHARKS ARE ALSO KILLED…THEY WILL BE 100% EXTINCT AND “WILL NOT BE ABLE TO RE-MULTIPLY AND CCOME BACK!!!!! LET US ALL UNITE AND JOIN THIS CAUSE PLEASE…..ITS FOR OUR OWN GOOD…..OTHERWISE THERE WILL NOT LONGER BE ANY FISH LEFT IN OUR OCEANS….NOT JUST THE SHARK….NO FISH AT ALL!!! IM SURE THE ASIZNS WOULX JUST LOVE TO SEE THIS HAPPEN….NOW WOULDNT THEY? (SARCASM BUT TRUE).

  8. Renee

    They are an atrocious nation, all the little yellow people are in fact. they have NO respect for anything that is an animal. dogs, cats, marine life, little creatures. i would never visit that part of the world. spread the world about these yellow savages.

    • asd

      You have no idea what you’re talking about. At all. I don’t see how what Koreans do to dogs is any different than what the west does to pigs / chicken etc. (also counts as little creature). There are good people in every place. Not sure if I would count your racist butt in there.

    • foaly

      Sir, you have absolutely no idea what you are talking about. You would not talk like that if would have ever lived here. There are good people everywhere, but I don’t think I would count your racist butt as one of them.
      I may be wrong with this, but you sound so terribly american, that is naive in a stupid way, it’s pathetic.

    • foaly

      You’re just dumb sir.

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