Fishermen Return to Marina with 800-Pound Shark

It takes four men to weigh the shark, the biggest seen in years.

Fishermen caught an estimated 800-pound shark about 15 miles off the coast on Monday and brought it into Marina del Rey.

The fishermen went out with chum buckets to attract a shark and returned with the fish to Del Rey Landing, a fuel dock and service store on Bora Bora Way, where about four men helped weigh it, according to witnesses. 

"It's been at least a couple of years since I've seen anything that big," said Tony Velardez, assistant manager at Del Rey Landing. "Our scales only go up to 750 pounds."

The shark was most likely a shortfin mako, according Jose Bacallao, operations manager at the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, who viewed pictures of the shark.

Correction: The article previously stated that the shark was a longfin mako. It was actually a shortfin mako.

keith poe July 14, 2012 at 07:58 PM
The demand primarly come from shark fin soup and is supplied with long lines and gill nets indiscriminate destructive gear unlike selecting gear sport fishermen use.
Animal lover August 19, 2012 at 05:58 AM
I hope next time you go to hurt an innocent creature you fall in and get what you deserve :) bastards!!!
keith poe August 19, 2012 at 07:30 AM
UM Animal the killers are not part of the thread lol.
Mike Posen March 01, 2013 at 06:56 PM
Poe, learn to spell as grammar is way too much to expect... If you want to justify your antics, carry on. It's extremely hard to take your good points to heart as your defensive and continuous hypocrisy almost erases any positive actions. Ignorance is sometimes impenetrable and in your case if you kill a single shark makes you guilty, murder is murder whether atomic bomb mass execution or another using a pistol in solitary homicide. Stop and think before ranting, at least use a spell check and work up to commas, caps and finishing sentence thoughts.
Keith Poe March 27, 2013 at 05:44 AM
Murder ? lol maybe go down to farmer johns and cry out front or at a farmers market where they murder poor living plants.


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