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6m white shark caught near Yilan

Discussion in 'Taiwan' started by currier, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. currier

    currier Solo Diver

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  2. Blackmore75

    Blackmore75 Divemaster

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    They said:The prevalence of Great White sharks in the region's water was a good sign and indicated that marine ecology around the country had improved...Pretty impressive sized shark and they need a bigger boat, but I guess it goes without saying the marine ecology HAD improved...
     
  3. Peter_C

    Peter_C Solo Diver

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    WTF!

    GO&DA)MMOT@#*FU!&^) people that kill everything they can, even though it is the first one they have seen in years, and all for a profit. :mad:



    "I haven't caught sharks like that around here for years," said Cheng

    Cheng said he would like to continue netting sharks as this prevented surfers from getting hurt during their stay at the popular tourist destination and that it was a good thing to do.

    It was sold for NT$150,000 (US$5,112) at a local market.


    Our surfers and divers deal with the fact that we have one of the highest concentrations of Great Whites in the world. Of course sharks are protected here, and we banned shark fin soup :D
     
  4. Wantonmien

    Wantonmien Loggerhead Turtle

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    Currier, I used to see great whites all the time around Hemei school reef ... honest :)

    Guess it's a good sign to know a rare large shark was seen in the area - and just a great shame to see it dead, though what's new - as one only has to go down one of the port fish markets on N/E coast or see how many restaurants still serve up shark fin soup in Taipei to know there remains a massive ignorance of the poisons and health risks from eating shark meat (and fins), and of course ignorance of the need to get more protection to sharks there and elsewhere, before they are all gone.

    PS: As far as I know there has never been a recorded shark attack in Taiwan - even if bull sharks have been seen around the South, in the popular snorkelling areas !

     
  5. Lwang

    Lwang Photographer

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    this is what will happen when only shark finning is banned, but not catching of the whole shark. You know where those fins will be heading to.
     
  6. currier

    currier Solo Diver

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    Which side of the reef? Over by the U boat?
     
  7. Wantonmien

    Wantonmien Loggerhead Turtle

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    Lwang, I doubt the fisherman even dreamt of netting such a creature, but unfortunately it's going to happen from time to time - and though Taiwan did recently make it's fishery laws slightly tighter banning 'fins' alone to be landed, there still needs to be more efforts to in Taiwan to get "fin" right off the menu, as whilst there is demand - there are going to be suppliers. However, efforts are underway to increase awareness for example through Facebook "Fin Free Taipei" and other groups out there.

    Currier - several locations, so be wary on those solo dives !!

     

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