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Colony of Porbeagles at Risk (Updated 11Aug07)

Aug 06,2007 SACN


"Conservationists are investigating reports of a vast catch of more than 60 rare sharks by a long-line fisherman operating from a port in North Devon.

If confirmed, the haul would be one of the largest on record and a devastating blow for the population of porbeagle sharks off the isle of Lundy in the Bristol Channel where numbers had been increasing in recent years, having been fished near to extinction in the 1970s."

Full Report in The Times -  Read More .....

*** 11 Aug 07 ***

"Oxford food connoisseurs are in for a fintastic time tonight thanks to the efforts of Devon fishermen.

The seafarers managed to catch this 7ft long porbeagle shark, off the coast of Brixham on Thursday morning."

Full Report in The Oxford Mail - Read More ...



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