Dominican Fishermen Catch 14 foot Tiger SharkHelmut Nickel, Shark Year Magazine,
25. January 2013
Date: reported on 22. January 2013
Location: near Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Species: Tiger shark ( Galeocerdo cuvier ).
Size: said to be 14 feet in length and 1.500 lbs in weight ( other source: 13 feet ).
A record from the Caribbean Sea.
The catch of this large tiger shark (male) occurred in the waters near kilometer 13 of the coastal Las Americas Highway, located in the south of the Dominican Republic.
The source is reporting that a group of five fishermen fought the shark for over 8 hours. They used chicken as bait, which the predator took in the early morning hours ( about 7 am ).
One source says that the fishermen are specialised in diving, so I am not sure about the fishing method they used.
Embedded below are two videos showing the landing and gutting of the catch.
In late April 2012, we reported on the capture of another large tiger shark in Dominican waters. It was an estimated 800 pounds specimen that had been caught off the island’s northern coast ( see here ).
Source and Photo: xtradigital.net