2020-08-05

Rare fish caught in RP waters

Fishermen in the Philippines accidentally caught a megamouth shark, one of the rarest fish in the world and later ate it after it had been identified. Only 40 other sightings of the shark have ever been recorded, according to the World Wildlife Fund. The 500kg, four metre megamouth (Megachasma pelagios) died while struggling in the fishermen’s net off Burias island in the central Philippines. It was taken to nearby Donsol in Sorsogon province, said Gregg Yan, a spokesman for WWF-Philippines. – ?