Sunday, June 14, 2009

Maltese fishermen caught 3 Great White sharks

Maltese fishermen are said to have landed three Great White sharks recently, caught on trawl lines that are several miles long and laid in the sea to fish for tuna and swordfish. One of them is said to have been caught some 10 kms off Gnejna. Tuna and swordfish fishing, using mackerel among other bait, is usually done in long fishing trips that last several days. The Great White shark is known in Maltese as pixxiplamtu, though Aquilina in his dictionary refers to the pixxiplamtu as the Porbeagle Shark.