The baby school shark, also known as a tope shark
, can grow up to nearly 7ft long, or 2m, and is usually found off the coast of America, Australia and New Zealand.
Mark, a scaffolder from Pembroke Dock, was fishing for tope shark
on Wednesday evening with best friend Simon, 40, and his son when they came across their rare find.
We told in May how Daniel reeled in a 35lb tope shark
in Luce Bay, near Stranraer, during his first ever sea fishing trip.
These fisheries operate on a multispecies basis (i.e., more than 20 species), targeting mainly narrownose smooth-hound shark Mustelus spp., tope shark
Galeorhinus galeus, angel shark Squatina spp., rays Sympterygia spp., Atlantoraja spp.
Blue shark, shortn mako, smoothhounds, catsharks and tope shark
are on the list the organisation wants protected.
The tope shark
, which weighed 19.5kg, was caught off the coast of West Wales on Wednesday night and delivered to Fish at 85 restaurant in Pontcanna, Cardiff, yesterday morning.
A similar scenario was described for school shark or tope shark
(Galeorhinus galeus) in Australia (Kalish and Johnston, 2001).
He reeled the exhausted tope shark
in after a 15-minute struggle, before measuring it, taking a photo and letting it go.
The 42lb tope shark
was caught from shore on the west coast of the Isle of Skye, on fresh mackerel bait on a 5/0 hook on a 100lb nylon trace and 35lb main line.
Both sightings occurred in the early afternoon but experts say it is very rare for a Mako to be spotted by touristsMatthew Kane, zoological manager at Deep Sea World in North Queensferry, Fife, said a Tope shark
would be more likely.
Museum curator Josie Sutherland said that while other species housed in the showpiece 800,000 litre tank, such as dogfish and starry smooth hound fish, had been successfully bred, no tope shark
offspring had been produced from the group of around ten males and females.
Also known as the soupfin or school shark.