926-POUND SHARK CAUGHT OFF N.J.
N.J.» A fishing crew in BRIELLE,
New Jersey has reeled in a 926pound Mako shark, and environmental officials say it’s the biggest shark catch in the state’s history.
The boat’s crew was fishing about 100 miles off the state coast in an area known as Hudson Canyon on Saturday.
Kevin Gerrity, captain of the boat, says said it took more than two hours to pull the Mako shark 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.
The Hudson Canyon is populated by a number of large fish, and has produced multiple record setting fish catches.