A 36-foot-long whale shark was lifted with the help of two cranes and brought to the Karachi Fish Harbour. The fish is said to have been sold for Rs200,000. - Photos by Agencies

 

Staff of Karachi fisheries lifts a carcass of whale shark in Karachi. ? AP Photo
Staff of Karachi fisheries lifts a carcass of whale shark in Karachi. ? AP Photo
A man stands on a dead whale shark before it was pulled from the water by cranes as residents gather at Karachi. ? Reuters Photo
A man stands on a dead whale shark before it was pulled from the water by cranes as residents gather at Karachi. ? Reuters Photo
Pakistani fishermen use cranes to pull the carcass of a whale shark from the waters at a fish harbour in Karachi. ? AFP Photo
Pakistani fishermen use cranes to pull the carcass of a whale shark from the waters at a fish harbour in Karachi. ? AFP Photo
People surround a carcass of a whale shark in Karachi.? AP Photo
People surround a carcass of a whale shark in Karachi.? AP Photo
Curious onlookers crowd around the carcass of a whale shark at a fish harbour in Karachi. ? AFP Photo
Curious onlookers crowd around the carcass of a whale shark at a fish harbour in Karachi. ? AFP Photo
People surround a carcass of whale shark in Karachi. ? AP Photo
People surround a carcass of whale shark in Karachi. ? AP Photo

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Ahmed
Feb 08, 2012 09:37pm
I hope the big fish was not prey to all the environmental decay that has been going on in our seawater across the world. Wonder why the head of the fish was chopped. The fish is creation of ALLAH and should have dealt with some respect.
Arun
Feb 09, 2012 01:26am
Feel really sad to see these gory images. Whale shark is the largest fish in the world. They are great travelers. These gentle giants used to be hunted off the coast of India especially Gujarat till a few years ago. But now it is totally banned. I hope Pakistan too follows the suit and make the seas a little more safe for these beautiful creatures.