As a lot of you may know, a tagged Great White, nicknamed Brenda (as in Fassie) was caught in a gill net, dragged to shore and served to the villages there. Truly a sad day, with us constantly learning more about White sharks, losing one (tagged or not) is a shame.
You can read the full story here on news24.com.
Here is a short excerpt of the article…
Cape Town – A shark tagged by experimental research vessel Ocearch has been captured, killed and eaten off the coast of Mozambique.
The research team posted a statement on its blog site on Tuesday confirming the demise of the 3.6m female shark, which had been named Brenda Fassie.
“Caught in a gill net, the shark given the name Brenda by the Ocearch team was harvested by village fishermen who gave the meat to the village and sold the fins,” the team said.
A Mozambican non-governmental organisation, a diving company and a volunteer traveled through remote areas to determine what had happened to the shark.
They eventually documented what had happened and retrieved the transmitter which had been attached to the animal’s fin on 8 March in Mossel Bay.