The megamouth shark is an incredibly rare large fish that lives among the world’s deep oceans. It’s so infrequently spotted, in fact, that most marine wildlife organizations can only count in double-digits how many times it has ever been encountered. This past Wednesday, fisherman in central Philippines discovered the 15-foot long fish when it washed up dead on a beach. The sighting is old news for the Southeast Asian country. Back in 2009, fishermen snagged an 11-foot, 1,100-pound megamouth and proceeded to eat it. Which probably made the discoverers of the most recent shark super-hyped—apparently, the fish is a damn good eat. Here’s an account from the 2009 capture, detailing the megamouth’s ultimate demise:

It was taken to nearby Donsol in Sorsogon province, where it was butchered and eaten, said Gregg Yan, spokesman for WWF-Philippines. Yan said WWF Donsol Project Manager Elson Aca took pictures of the megamouth and tried to dissuade the fishermen from eating it. Shark meat is the main ingredient in a local delicacy.

Disregarding the fact that science lost an opportunity to study one of the rarest fishes in the world, eating a megamouth sounds like a new food world uber-flex move, on par with eating an ultra rare, $6000 dollar Densuke watermelon. Fortunately for scientists, the megamouth shark has only been spotted around 66 times, and doesn’t appear headed for a 2016 food hypebeast inclusion any time soon. [via NBC News]