Visakhapatnam. A huge whale shark got caught in a fishing net at Tantadi Beach in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. After this local fishermen saved the ‘world’s biggest fish’. District Forest Officer Anant Shankar has given this information. He told that it is a whale shark and their species is becoming extinct. The DFO said that forest department officials, fishermen and those working in the conservation of wildlife brought the shark back to the sea.
He said, ‘The instructions from the DFO were clear. Whale sharks should be brought back safely without worrying about the cost and efforts. It took physical and mental efforts to bring this 2 ton fish back alive in the sea with tremendous coordination and cooperation between the forest department, fishermen and wildlife conservationists. And it was successful. The whale shark successfully swam into the depths of the ocean.
“Now pictures of the sharks are being shared with the Whale Shark Research Program in Maldives for identification,” the official said. It will help us to understand their activities and areas. He said, ‘In such a situation, it has been advised to reach the forest department for rescue and safe return. Because time is necessary in such operations. If whale sharks get caught in the fishing net, then the fishermen will be compensated for the loss in the fishing net.
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