The Ministry of Sports, Culture and the Arts, Fisheries and Co-operatives in Grenada is once again advising the general public, visitors and fisherfolk to exercise extreme caution when venturing out to sea.
A statement says an aggressive shark was sighted and caught within the marine environment of Dr Grooms Beach in St George today.
It says the shark, which appears to be 12 feet long has been identified by a marine biologist to be that of the Mako shark species.
The Ministry says the shark appears to have beached itself for unknown reasons; however, there have been similar occurrences observed with these oceanic shark species in neighbouring islands of St Kitts and Nevis and Dominica in recent months.
The public is advised to exercise the following:
- Do not panic;
- Be vigilant while bathing on beaches and exit the water immediately if a shark is seen in the water;
- Refrain from catching or removing from the water, any shark that is beached; and,
- Refrain from consuming the meat from a beached shark as the reason for beaching is unknown.
The Ministry urges all seafarers and the general public to note well the points listed above and report any sightings of sharks to the Fisheries Division.