The fisherman said the 16 ft shark is the largest shark he has ever caught . He has already been offered over 30 million dong (over $1,500) for the fins but the fisherman hasn’t agreed to the deal yet. The shark will be kept fresh in sea water until he decides what to do with it.
Experts from the Nha Trang Institute for Oceanography met the fisherman, but in order to test the shark to determine the species and find out whether it is responsible for recent attacks, the institute would have to pay Dang 40 million dong ($2400).
The institute’s representative said that they hoped the shark could be displayed at the Nha Trang Institute for Oceanography following research.
In mid-January, a number of people were hospitalized with serious injuries. The Nha Trang Institute for Oceanography confirmed that these injuries caused by a shark but they couldn’t specify the species.