three-meter long shark was the second shark in one month to be murdered off
Vietnam's central coast on Friday. Ten people in the area have reportedly been
attacked by an unidentified fish since last July.
authorities in Binh Dinh Province said the shark, which was caught by fisherman
Tran Van Duc and eight others around one sea mile off the coast of the town of
Quy Nhon, was not the culprit.
weighing more than half a ton, had a jaw of 50-centimeter-plus in diameter,
while the largest bite left on a recent victim was 20-centimeter-plus in
diameter, said Nguyen Huu Hao, head of Binh Dinh Seafood Development and
agencies were unable to identify the exact kind of shark caught as Duc sold the
whole fish for VND10 million (just under US$500) before tests could be
great white was caught and killed near the shore of neighboring Phu Yen Province
on February 4.
sharks may be swimming closer to shore due to climate change.
Vo Si Tuan,
deputy head of Nha Trang-based Institute of Oceanography, said there was no
scientific evidence to prove Hao's theory and that a specific study on sharks in
Vietnam wouldn't begin until next year.