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The body of a blue shark has been found washed up on a Western Isles' beach.

RSPB Scotland conservation officer Martin Scott discovered the pregnant 1.8m (6ft) female blue shark at Barvas on the west side of Lewis.

The find comes just over a week before the Shark Conservation Society begins survey work off the Hebrides.

Blue sharks are believed to be the most heavily fished shark and its fins are sought after as food in Asia, according to the Shark Trust.

Mr Scott said the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth hoped to carry out tests on the Barvas shark.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-14788647
 

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Not unusual for them to be up that area Steven, the Scottish record was caught out from Stornoway :punk:
I know, but what is unusual is that it has not yet morphed into the annual "Great White"........:help:
 

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yup that just about takes the biscuit :)

note ,its the shark trust making the claims.steven mo and flattie told me they get a good run of blues off their west coast every year.once the shark trust get in there it wont matter to anglers.they will be pushing for total protection.
they may be valued for their fins,buts as none get finned in uk waters ,it matters not a jot,obviously just got it into his quote to imply it is.
cheers rab
 

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About 22 years ago we found a blue shark dead at burntisland while digging for bait but the top fin was missing.
probably cut out of a net by some feardy that was too scared to touch it.
cheers rab
 
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