748 Pound Shark Caught Off Coast of Florida

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 6 (UPI) — A group of friends fishing off the coast of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., caught a 748-pound shark, the fishermen said.

Jamie Bunn videotaped the three others as they tried to lure to shore a female shark, 10 feet in length, using as bait the swordfish on which she had been feeding when they came across her Sunday, WPLG-TV, Miami, reported.

“I’m afraid to lean over. If I fall over I’m dead,” the video showed one of the men yelling, as the group engaged in its successful struggle to capture the shark.

Florida state fishing laws permit licensed fishermen to catch sharks if they are not an endangered species. It is was not yet known the kind of shark the group caught, the report said.

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One Response to “748 Pound Shark Caught Off Coast of Florida”
  1. The L.A Times has ongoing coverage of the controversy surrounding that “free gaffed” shark. It may have been illegal and NOAA is being asked to investigate:



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