Posted By RichC on August 4, 2014
Net fishing can indiscriminately harvest the wrong kind of fish as 48 year old Cai Chengzhu found out in Xianghzhi, China. Although whale sharks are a protected species, the fisherman says it accidently got caught in his fishing net. He then loaded it up on his truck and drove 10 miles to Shishi to the market where he planned to sell it. He says he didn’t know it was a whale shark and that it died on the way to the market (click photos for larger).