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The shark, about 3.5 metres (11’5”) in length, was trapped in a fisherman’s net and taken to an aquarium on the southern Japanese island of Okinawa. Great whites are aggressive creatures, which makes them difficult to capture and handle. Their need to hunt and swim freely for long distances means that in captivity, they can refuse food and get depressed and disoriented.
A fisherman thought he hooked the catch of a lifetime, but then a shark got involved. “What do we got?” the guide from Captain Bucko’s Fishing Charters can be heard asking in the video. “Lift him up!” Then, a shark jumped up and stole what was left of the fish. The incident happened in the Bay of Islands in New Zealand. The shark was identified as a small great white, a rare sighting in this area.
The great grandfather said the shark was too heavy for him to lift into his boat. “If I could have put it onto the boat or anywhere else, I would have done it,” he said. The man said the shark was already dead when he caught it and he hauled it in to avoid other sharks going after the carcass. “If I put the shark back into the water, other sharks would come around and start a feeding frenzy and if people were nearby they could probably end up getting hurt or killed,” he said. The man’s comments come after Department of Fisheries told media the fisherman could be hit with fines of more than $5000 if the shark proved to be protected.
Video filmed by Ash Roberts and John Borlini when they were fishing off Dunsborough shows the shark gliding past within a metre of their boat. The shark then circles back and with one large snap gulps down the 60cm catch from Mr Robert’s fishing line. “It hung around and had a little lunge at the boat so we took off.”
“But when we were heading back to the boat, about a half hour after we’d got on that shark and it was really mellow, it turned on me. I was on the surface and it swam right at me. And since I didn’t have anything in my hands, I basically had to give this 12-foot tiger shark the Heisman. And that just shows how quickly things can change.” – Mark Healey
28-year-old surfer Allen Engelman was out at Florida’s Ocean Reef Park when a seven-foot spinner shark grabbed hold of his hand by the mouth and refused to let go. Blood, pain, and rigorous shaking ensued, followed by the eventual release of Engelman’s hand, a trip to the local hospital, and 15 stitches. Engelman, a commercial fisherman by trade, then returned to the same beach the following day for revenge hooking the shark he claims to be responsible.
You can see the bait fish being dragged to the cage before the shark hits it. That shark was expecting a tasty fish and got a steel cage in the face instead. I hope it didn’t injure itself for the sake of human entertainment. Is there a scarier creature on earth than a great white shark? I honestly can’t think of one. The big gap in the cage is to give the sharks a sporting chance I guess?