Thursday, June 6, 2013

Jason Johnston who caught 'biggest mako shark ever' sparks worldwide anger for failing to release 1323lb monster. . . these gruesome trophy photos won't help then

Conservationists from as far as Australia berated both the lucky anglers and the owner of a California business where the massive creature is being stored claiming that shark populations are vulnerable to overfishing worldwide. Jason Johnston, of Mesquite, Texas, caught the fish (left) weighing 1,323-pound, and measuring 11 feet in length after a 2 1/2-hour battle. If the catch is confirmed, it would exceed the 1,221-pound world record mako catch made in 2001 off the coast of Mass.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2336688/TV-crew-caught-biggest-mako-shark-sparks-outrage-animal-activists-world-upset-didnt-release-1323lb-sea-monster.html