RE: here they would get ....
Amazing the local press (Slobodna Dalmacija, Vjesnik, Vecernji List, etc.) is totally silent. I'd bet they don't want to scare off tourists with monster shark pictures in mid-season.
Taksan, I think the laws are just as tough over there. My guess is (based on no details wrt to this case, just time spent on those purse seiners) this was an 'unavoidable' bycatch.