Giant shark freed by fishermen


Fishermen who accidentally caught a two-and-a-half-tonne basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus) managed to release it unharmed after several hours of unravelling their nets.

The Jávea-based crew on board the Cap Prim Segon were in the Ibiza Channel – a well-known fishing ground for the Marina Alta’s famous red prawn – when they realised their nets were too heavy to haul up.

Full report in Friday’s Costa Blanca News – Photo: L’Elasmogrup – Marc Ros

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