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Fishermen Donate Shark to Needy

July 8, 1991

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ The menu at Amos House will include an item rarely seen at a soup kitchen - fillet of shark - a gift of three fishermen.

″People are starving every day,″ said Joseph Czerwein, 29, one of the three who caught the 199-pound blue shark Saturday, 40 miles offshore in the Snug Harbor Shark Tournament.

″This will be a nice surprise,″ said Sister Judy Soares, who works at Amos House, because the ″guests like seafood.″

Amos House serves dinner for 300 to 500 people at noon on weekdays.

Co-director Jim Tull said Amos House had received donations from fishermen before, but the shark was a first.

″We’ll fillet it up probably,″ Tull said.

Czerwein and his companions brought the 10-foot shark to Amos House on Saturday evening. It took five men to carry it into the freezer.

The fishermen also caught a 100-pound shark Sunday but kept that one.

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