PHOTO ESSAY: Yarmouth, N.S. Shark Scramble

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This year 118 sharks were landed during the annual Yarmouth Shark Scramble, for an overall combined weight of 23,439 pounds. All of the shark caught were blue sharks, with the exception of one thresher shark.

Bernie Nickerson aboard the Ocean Warrier won first place for the largest shark caught, which weighed in at 403.7 pounds.

The high boat average went to the Trinity 2004, which had six people aboard. The average weight of the sharks caught was 272.9 pounds. Overall, the vessel brought in 1,637 pounds of shark.

The one thresher shark caught during the scramble weighed in at 277.7 pounds and was caught by Randy Purdy.

There were many prizes given out during the event. The trip to a southern destination, which was sponsored by Rudders Seafood Restaurant and Brew Pub, was won by Brian MacKay.

The electric scooter, donated by Nordic Marine Power Inc., was won by Randy Ritchie.

The shark that was caught during the scramble was sold for its meat, with proceeds going to a local charity.

The following are photos taken during Saturday's weigh-ins of the catch.

CARLA ALLEN PHOTOS

Organizations: Trinity 2004, Rudders Seafood Restaurant, Nordic Marine Power

Geographic location: Yarmouth

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