Shark Sighting Not A Cause For Alarm

St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): A shark advisory by Nevis’ Department of Fisheries came as a surprise to the Director of the St. Kitts Fisheries Marc Williams, who tells WINN FM that his inquires indicate that there was just one incident reported of a bull shark coming ashore in pursuit of prey. Something he says that is not unusual.

“There’s no Nevis waters or St Kitts waters, it’s the waters of the federation of St Kitts and Nevis, it’s federally managed waters. So the advisory that was issued by the Department of Fisheries in Nevis was somewhat abrupt and very surprising. We should have the same information but there was no communication before the advisory was issued. It was reported in Nevis that it seems a shark was in following a stingray and in pursuit of the stingray it came ashore that was all. There was no incident of that shark patrolling the beach looking for someone to attack or anything like that it was in pursuit of food. In the case of bull sharks they normally come right in to shore to pursue their prey”

Mr Willams said.

Last Tuesday the Nevis Department of Fisheries issued a Shark Sighting advisory, warning the public to ‘take precautions.’

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