Lebanon News

Tripoli fisherman nets an enormous shark

Fishermen show off 800kg shark caught off the coast of Tripoli, Tuesday, June 10, 2014. (The Daily Star/Stringer)

TRIPOLI, Lebanon: A local fisherman made quite the catch Tuesday, snaring himself an 800kg shark in the sea off the Mina coast of Tripoli.

The fisherman who made the haul was Yahia Saidawi, better known by his nickname “Gergi.” After catching the massive shark, he brought it back to his own fishery in the Mina region.

There have been a series of shark hunts in Lebanon over the last month, with one fisherman, Mahmoud Wehbi, netting 12 sharks in just over two weeks. The hunts that have occurred near the Rmeileh coast, south of Beirut, have raised environmental and health concerns among activists.





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