Fisherman Muneer Mujawar found the fish in his net and said that the animal was around 20 feet long and weighed 700 kg, as reported by PTI.
According to the local fishermen, the shark, known as sawfish because of its nose extension lined with sharp transverse teeth, must have tried to escape form the net and eventually died of suffocation.
It took five men to pull the sawfish out of the water and according to the fishermen since the snout of the shark was entangled in the net, it got suffocated.
Sawfish is listed as 'critically endangered' on the Red List issued by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
Sawfish population made it to the endangered list of marine species issued by the Ministry of Environment and Forests after illegal sale to aquariums started happening. Even fishermen tried eliminating them as the shark used to consume their catch, according to a HT report .
Another fisherman from Sindhudurg revealed that this shark is sold for Rs 1.5 lakh in the domestic market.