Saint Lucia’s Fisheries Department has denied reports that human remains were found inside a shark caught by Dennery fishermen last week.
The department’s Information and Communications Officer Yvonne Edwin told HTS News that two Tiger sharks were actually caught.
But she told the television network that there were no human remains found in any of them.
According to Edwin, one of the creatures was pregnant.
“What I can confirm is that two sharks landed in Dennery; two Tiger sharks – one of which was pregnant and the fishers in the discussion seemed to imply that the guts or the insides – the remains, may have had human parts,” Edwin told HTS News.
“That story is false,” the Fisheries official disclosed.
Edwin expressed the view that the story about human remains being found in a shark seems to have originated in Trinidad some three weeks ago.
But she noted that Trinidad had confirmed that it was fake news.
Edwin explained that Tiger sharks pose no danger to fishers once the fishers ensure that they themselves are safe.
“Anytime you’re hauling a large species like that onto your boat there is some rick involved in terms of the boat overturning,” she stated.
She reminded fishers to be cautious and make sure that they are safe.