Taiwan English News
Date: March 21, 2019
By: Phillip Charlier
A great white shark measuring over 4 meters long was delivered and sold at a fish market in Su’ao Township, Yilan County today, March 20, after being caught as bycatch off the northeast coast of Taiwan.
The shark weighed in at 1170 kilograms and was sold by auction at a price of NT$50 (US$1.62) per kilogram for a total of NT$58,500 (US$1,898.90).
The buyer, named as “Taiwan Ocean Art Museum” in various reports, appears to be a company engaged in marine taxidermy.
A researcher from Academia Sinica’s Biodiversity Research Center, Dr Jeng Ming-shiousaid it is the biggest specimen of great white that he has ever seen.