Wednesday 18 October 2017

Tiger shark fed to homeless

The shark was fed to homeless Texans
The shark was fed to homeless Texans

An 809-pound tiger shark caught in the Gulf of Mexico earlier this month has been cooked and served to more than 90 poor and homeless people.

Timon's Ministries in Corpus Christi, Texas, set up the donation of about 75 pounds of shark meat.

Executive director Kae Berry told the San Antonio Express-News that the 12ft 7in shark was the biggest fish ever donated to the centre. A volunteer chef cooked the meat.

Fisherman Ryan Spring of San Antonio had said he caught the shark after reeling it in for more than seven hours.

Berry says the volunteer chef did a great job preparing the food and "most people really enjoyed it".

The centre says there are enough leftovers to serve up some shark stew next week.

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