July 19, 2012
IGFA: new silvertip shark world record
Italian angler Andrea Pellegrini caught a record-sized oceanic silvertip shark (Carcharhinus albimarginatus) while fishing aboard the charter boat " Boomerang “ close Latham Island (Indian Ocean), which is located about 40 nautical miles off Dar er Salaam in the east African country of Tanzania. This shark catch has been officially confirmed as a new All-Tackle World Record for the species by the International Game Fish Association (IGFA). The weight was 186.20 kg (410 lbs 7oz).