A story popped up in the local and Volos – Magnesias newspapers of a shark caught by a fishing boat from Skopelos. The story seemed to make it appear as if the shark was captured in the seas nearby. Taxydromos (link) led their account with a file photo of a Great White shark being haul onto a fishing boat. MagnesiaNews (link) pictured a Hammerhead swimming past an underwater photographer.
What we know (or figure out) from parsing the two almost identical accompanying articles is that a Glossa (Skopelos) based fishing boat owned by the Brusogianni brothers caught the 300 kilo – 7 meter fish in its nets in the Aegean Sea. The story also mentions the same brothers previously caught a 280 kilo tuna in the South Aegean some time before.
Neither article says exactly where the shark was caught, which because of the dramatic photos might stir some interest in a curious reader who might occasionally swim the waters of our island. One article points out that the shark was netted – meaning that it was probably caught by accident. I doubt that the fish was caught anywhere near Skopelos.
The original photo of the Great White used and edited by Taxydromos was published yesterday morning by (Ilias’s) Skopelos-News (link) who didn’t provide much of a story.