Three miles of island near the coast of Bali have been declared a marine sanctuary after a local fisherman caught a huge hammerhead shark on Friday.
The fish was taken to a dive spot off the island of Kuta where locals are trying to collect the meat.
The area was named after a fisherman who discovered the shark.
It’s believed the fisherman was lucky to catch it, but not before catching some big numbers.
A shark is caught off the Kuta island of Papua, Indonesia, in 2017.
The fishing company was given a five-year licence to fish the area, but the authorities said they were not ready to go in until a new marine reserve was set up.
“The island is surrounded by fishing boats,” said local fisherman Arun Kumar Bhatia.
“But I have been fishing for a long time and the area is still very pristine and clean.”
The area has been dubbed the ButcherBlock island because of the number of sharks that live there.
The fisherman caught the hammerhead with a fishing rod on Friday, after he caught a massive hammerhead on the island in the past.
The hammerhead is one of the largest sharks in the world, weighing in at over a tonne.
“It was a bit scary to get a big one, but it was definitely worth it,” Bhati said.
Local fishermen have been hunting sharks in Kuta for several years.
The island is known for its shark fishing, and the island is famous for its large hammerhead sharks.
The fishermen who caught the shark are hoping to catch a couple of smaller sharks that will be sold to the local market.