Divers find dead shark in ghost net

| 05/03/2019 | 12 Comments

(CNS): The Department of the Environment is asking people to alert them to any ghost nets they see dumped in local waters after another dead shark was found by divers in Grand Cayman’s North Sound. The 4-foot long reef shark had become tangled in the discarded netting and was fished out by divers from Silver Thatch Divers just inside the Sandbar channel. “Fishing nets like this one are routinely dumped out at sea when they wear out,” the DoE said.

“If boaters see such floating nets, we advise trying to remove the nets from the water, but only if it can be done safely.”

If that is not possible people are urged to contact the DoE  as soon as they can by calling  949-8469 or emailing  doe@gov.ky

A ‘ghost net’ that entangled a four-foot long reef shark just inside the Sandbar channel of Grand Cayman’s North Sound…

Posted by Cayman Islands Department of Environment on Saturday, 2 March 2019

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Category: Marine Environment, Science & Nature

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Doo doo doo doo doo doo

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  2. Anonymous says:

    so what if a shark died. Is that the end of the world?

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    • Anonymous says:

      Yet another uneducated moron walking amongst us. No sharks means no healthy fisheries, means no food for bobo.
      Is that easier for you to understand?

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  3. Anonymous says:

    I feel bad for the fisherman who actually care about the sea and only take what they can or put back what they shouldn’t be catching. They don’t leave fishing line or nets in the sea and they get their good names ruined by these terrible people out there in the world, some of whom live on our islands and fish in our seas.

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  4. Anonymous says:

    It was a juvenile silky shark.

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  5. Anonymous says:

    If God had meant that Shark to get tangled, who are we to judge his supreme leadership. Ask yourself that heathens.

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    • Anonymous says:

      And the upvotes are from the people who are in charge on this island.

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    • Anonymous says:

      If God had meant the catholic church to abuse children, who are we to judge his supreme leadership. Ask yourself that zealots….

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      • Anonymous says:

        Please do not blame the institution for the misdeeds and misgivings of some of its individual members.

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    • Anonymous says:

      You are a moron!

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      • Anonymous says:

        We went from talking about the obvious lack of due care for our environment to…..”church”……geesh!

        This is simple to understand. That net should not be in the ocean. It is disgusting, the lack of respect for our ecosystem and its inhabitants.

        Sharks are very important….read about it and educate yourself as to how important they are to keep the balance in the ocean!

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