Fish­ing crew catches 926-pound shark

The Hamilton Spectator - - CANADA & WORLD -

A fish­ing crew in New Jersey has reeled in a 926-pound Mako shark, and en­vi­ron­men­tal of­fi­cials say it’s the big­gest shark catch in the state’s his­tory. The boat’s crew was fish­ing about 160 kilo­me­tres off the state coast in an area known as Hud­son Canyon on Satur­day. The shark was weighed and dis­played in Brielle later that day. Kevin Ger­rity, cap­tain of the boat, says they didn’t think they could man­age to catch the shark. It took over two hours to pull it aboard. The New Jersey Di­vi­sion Fish and Wildlife says the pre­vi­ous record weight for a shark caught was an 880-pound tiger shark caught off Cape May in 1988.

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