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Shark caught by fishers in north Iceland

Brothers Ólafur and Pétur Sigurdsson from Árskógssandur, near Akureyri, who own the boat Saerún EA 251, were taken by surprise when a shark got tangled in their fishing line yesterday.

“Pétur jumped into my lap shivering with fear when he saw the shark come aboard, but I was not afraid at all,” Ólafur Sigurdsson told Fréttabladid.

The shark is five meters long and was alive when the brothers pulled it aboard. “It was very calm and didn’t put up a fight. We turned it over and it died quickly,” Ólafur said.

The brothers brought their catch to land and showed it to the students of the local elementary school, who reportedly were impressed.

The fishermen said they were going to eat the shark at the next Thorrablót. “We’re going to try and get someone process it for us. Then we will swallow it with ice-cold Kaldi during the next Thorri,” Ólafur said, referring to the beer brewed in the area.

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