Video: Fisherman battles great white shark over net?

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Video showing a fisherman battle a great white shark has been shared on social media. David Wilks was fishing with his son Nic off the coast of Port Pirie, South Australia in December. The commercial fisherman ran into a little snag as he pulled a section of net up. An estimated 10-foot great white shark had bit part of the net and would not let go. The shark had originally swum into the net to dine on the freshly caught snapper. Since great white sharks are a protected species, Wilks…

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Spearfisherman bitten by shark in the Philippines

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A fisherman was bitten by a shark March 11 in the LLocos Region of the Philippines Benan Reintegrado was spearfishing with his father north of Manla off the Barangay Villamar in the South China Sea. The 25-year-old had just surfaced after attempting to catch a small fish. As he was holding onto the side of the motorized boat, an estimated 10-foot (3m) long shark grabbed his right thigh. The fisherman held onto the boat as the shark attempted to pull him under.  After the shark released his leg, Reintegrado’s father…

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Aquarium diver bitten by a shark

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An aquarium diver was bitten by a shark May 15. The volunteer diver was doing maintenance at the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium around 9:30 a.m. when he was bitten on the finger by a sandbar shark. He was taken to the Tacoma General Hospital in unknown condition. According to The News Tribune, the zoo has canceled all open water dives in the tank until the situation can be reviewed by a dive board. At the time of the incident, the man was in the water with a safety officer…

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Spearfisherman bitten by a shark in the UAE

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Ali Mohamed Al Baloushi was spearfishing off the Khorfakkan coast May 12, when he was bitten by a shark, possibly a mako,  sometime after 7 a.m. The 41-year-old, who has been spearfishing for 16 years, had just come up from a dive and was around 10 feet (3m) from his boat when a shark grabbed his leg. Ali Baloushi’s dive buddy Omar saw the shark biting his friend and shot it twice killing it. Omar was able to help remove the shark from Baloushi’s leg and the two tied the…

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Overview of paper ‘Bright spots of sustainable shark fishing’

A paper was recently published by Colin A. Simpfendorfer and Nicholas K. Dulvy, aiming to show sustainable shark fishing as a feasible solution to the shark trade crisis. A quarter of shark and ray species are currently facing extinction. Can sharks and rays really be fished sustainably? This report suggests that with science-based management, they can. To use an example species, according to the findings in this paper, 50,000+ tonnes of blue shark (Prionace glauca) are caught in the North Atlantic, 25,000+ tonnes caught in the South Atlantic and 25,000…

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*Graphic Image* Teen surfer bitten by a shark In Plettenberg

A surfer has been bitten by a shark in Plettenberg, South Africa. The unidentified teen was at The Waves in Keurbooms around 5 p.m. April 29 with two other surfers. He was “At the back-line he turned to catch a wave when he saw a fin approaching towards him, he felt a bump and he felt a bite on his right calf.   He caught a wave to the beach where he was met by his dad, who had witnessed the incident, and by bystanders who rendered assistance while raising the alarm.” the…

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Video: Man tries to lasso shark gets bitten

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A man trying to lasso a shark was bitten by the shark he was trying to lasso. Josh Neille was on a fishing boat off the coast of north Queensland, Australia when they caught a nine-foot lemon shark. Neille, who runs a wildlife shelter, wrote that he was trying to help the shark and prevent its death. “The fisherman that hooked this shark had planned to gaff it to land the shark and do what means to retrieve their gear which would result in it most likely being killed.” He…

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