clipped from www.cbsnews.com
The 1,100-pound 13-foot megamouth died while struggling in the fishermen’s net on March 30 off Burias island in the central Philippines. It was taken to nearby Donsol in Sorsogon province, where it was butchered and eaten, said Gregg Yan, spokesman for WWF-Philippines.

Fishermen Catch Rare Shark, Then Eat It

Fishermen in the Philippines accidentally caught and later ate a megamouth shark, one of the rarest fishes in the world with only 40 others recorded to have been encountered, the World Wildlife Fund said Tuesday.

Megamouth Shark Weighing 1,100 Pounds Was Tangled In Net In Philippines

Yan said the fish was tagged “Megamouth 41” – the 41st megamouth recorded in the world – by the Florida Museum of Natural History. It was the eighth reported encountered in Philippine seas.
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