Man who killed great white shark gets pro­ba­tion

The Tribune (SLO) - - Insight -

Of­fi­cials say a San Jose man was sen­tenced to two years’ pro­ba­tion in the fa­tal shoot­ing of a great white shark.

The De­part­ment of Fish and Wildlife said Thurs­day that the Santa Cruz Su­pe­rior Court also fined Vinh Pham, 41, $5,000 and or­dered his firearm de­stroyed. The de­part­ment says of­fi­cers be­gan in­ves­ti­gat­ing in June af­ter a 9-foot male with mul­ti­ple bul­let holes washed up on a beach in Ap­tos.

A necropsy found the shark had been killed by a .22 cal­iber firearm.

It says a caller on a tip line re­ported that a mem­ber of a com­mer­cial fish­ing crew may have been re­spon­si­ble for the death.

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