Tuesday, May 11, 2010

White Shark Killed in Nets - Ensenada, Mexico

Peter Thomas has full coverage of the white shark recently released from Monterey Bay AQ only to be caught and killed off the coast of Ensenada, Mexico.

A blow to tagged shark research and a follow up to our own investigations of the Ensenada fish market where, over the past 5 years, we have been documenting the take of juvenile whites sold as swordfish here for 60-100 pesos a kilo.

Peter Thomas Blog:

A young great white shark that was released after 69 days of captivity at Monterey Bay Aquarium has died in a commercial fisherman's net off Ensenada, Mexico.

Scientists had tagged the female shark and were following its movements after its release last November. They became concerned recently when a tag attached to the shark's dorsal fin revealed movements over land.

Oscar Sosa-Nishizaki, a Mexican researcher, traced the movements to the home of a fisherman who acknowledged catching the shark in his gill-net.

Complete Story.


George said...

I was pretty bummed to read about this today.

Shark Diver said...

agreed am thinking that we may not be replenishing white shark stocks at all...but that observation has no data to support it