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Indian Fishermen Net 10-ton 'White' Shark; 'It Is Not Edible'

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MADURAI, India -- A 10-ton white shark was netted by fishermen, 30 nautical miles from Therezpuram coastal village in Tuticorin district Monday.

The fishermen pulled the shark from the deep sea to about 25 feet from the shore, after which they found it difficult to drag it further. Their efforts to drag the shark ashore with the help of a lorry also went in vain.

Later, officials of the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute came to the spot with a crane which they used to winch the shark to the shore.

The director of the institute, Venkatramani said the shark measured 10 meters in length and six metres in diameter. "It is a white shark. It is not edible," he said.

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