Even if few people know sharks are among the species present on the Portuguese coast. The evidence again yesterday with this shark that measured more than three meters and was caught off Sesimbra. This anequim shark, the fastest of all shark species in the world, is also one of the most vulnerable species. Why was he sinned? Is it rare to see sharks in Portugal? A remake of the teeth of the sea in Portugal is it possible? Bob, the expatriate's assistant in Portugal, tells you all about the shark-shark fishing off Sesimbra.
An alequim shark weighing more than 400 kg (356 kg after being cleaned) and over three meters high was caught yesterday off the coast of Sesimbra by a fishing vessel fishing for black swordfish. One of the fishermen on the boat arrived at the port of Sesimbra and explained that the shark started by eating the fish in the hooks and that the fishermen eventually caught the animal. He weighed about 450 kg.
The shark was captured 15/20 nautical miles off the coast and was then taken to the Sesimbra weighing to be weighed, arranged and sold for consumption. Several videos and photos have been placed on social networks where you can see the greatness of the shark.
The anequid shark: a vulnerable and preoccupying species
The anequid shark is a vulnerable species that feeds on other large fish. Last year, a team of Portuguese researchers expressed concern over the overfishing of sharks and rays in the Atlantic, especially in the face of the threat of extinction that hangs over the anchor shark.
It is the fastest shark of all: it can reach speeds above 35 km / h and can jump out of the water to a height of six meters. He lives in temperate and tropical waters and it is not uncommon to see him approach the Portuguese coast as the heat approaches.
Sharks: a new danger for fishermen in Portugal ?
Luis Nicholson, commander of the Setúbal Maritime Police, reports a very rare phenomenon that has been around for about a month and a half, another shark resembling this one was seen off Cabo Espichel. "The shark may have deviated from its normal course and then came to rest from Sesimbra."
On the care to take, "it must be taken into account that an animal of this size is already dangerous enough, but it is not certain that it approaches the coast, so there is no big alarmist for swimmers, only for fishermen who need to be more careful when fishing. "