Fishermen Net 125 Pound Mako Shark off Jersey Shore

The group included a captain that has caught about 50 sharks previously

My9 Chasing NJ video
My9 Chasing NJ video
A group of fishermen, including a captain that has captured at least 50 sharks in the past, captured a 125 pound mako shark in Avalon recently.

The shark when the group was finally able to get it on the boat after reeling it in for 30 minutes, so they threw it back into the water and waited a little while before bringing it back on board, Chasing New Jersey reports.

This is not the first shark sighting along the Jersey Shore this summer.

Two weeks ago, a group of fishermen had a close encounter with a great white shark when it swam up to their boat and ate their bait right off the side.

A great white was also seen off Monmouth Beach on June 15.

In May, an app developed by the non-profit organization Ocearch detected a 16-foot great white shark off the coast of Atlantic City.

For more, watch the video attached to this post and visit my9nj.com.

grace July 02, 2014 at 08:35 AM
wasnt that during a shark tourney?
Terrence Brown July 02, 2014 at 08:58 AM
BrickAmericanMan: It's easy to place blame on others, although agree with you to some extent. The REAL crime is shark finning: throwing the animal back into the ocean to die slowly but surely. Regarding shark tournies: Catch, Photograph, Measure, and Release.
Marynary July 02, 2014 at 11:27 AM
It is fishing. Been going on here in NJ since NJ was invented.
Terrence Brown July 02, 2014 at 12:30 PM
My father ran a fishing boat; I worked on that boat for fifteen years. My uncles were fisherman and my grandfather owned a fishery (Spikes). I also taught oceanography and environmental sciences. I am simply stating that if we are to consider sharks as a resource, we must manage that resource wisely or we risk losing it altogether, (think cod), along with whatever else depends upon it. The value of sharks as top predators in the ocean has only recently come to light. Let's not repeat mistakes of the past.
Mama D July 02, 2014 at 01:13 PM
So agreed Mr Brown which is why I wrote that it has been a while since I had Mako.I definitely agree and with all I see on news with Oil spills and seeing these beautiful creatures showing up all over is giving us a clue as to what's going on and it is very sad.


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