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The summer heatwave is said to have attracted more sharks to UK waters recently and many porbeagles have been spotted off the North-east coast over the last few months.
The age of specimen SB 749 was underestimated by at least 11 years after alignment with the porbeagle [DELTA][sup.
Porbeagles - which are closely related to the Great Whites featured in Hollywood thriller Jaws - have been known to attack humans, although it is rare.
Porbeagles are coldwater sharks that have a similar body shape and tail to great white sharks.
Fished mainly for its meat rather than its fins, the cold-water porbeagle is listed by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as "critically endangered" in the Mediterranean and northeast Atlantic, and as "vulnerable" globally.
The conference initially approved protection of the porbeagle earlier in the week at the CITES.
The porbeagle was snapped up by fishmongers in North Shields, Tyneside, after it was caught yesterday off the coast at Tynemouth.
The porbeagle shark, often mistaken for a great white due to its shape and grey back with a white belly, was found at Gunwalloe on the Lizard on Saturday.
We get basking sharks and the odd sighting of a porbeagle shark which looks similar fin wise to a great white but they are a lot smaller and completely different.
Environmental groups are at odds with the Bush administration over the EU proposal to list spiny dogfish and porbeagle sharks under CITES, a measure on which the United States has yet to take a position.
8 per cent is equivalent in British record lists to a 109lb conger eel or a 414lb porbeagle shark.
new product Stall owner Nigel Beecroft (right) and assistant Danny Heaton with the porbeagle shark