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Debunking Common Shark Myths

We're taking a look at some common misconceptions surrounding shark populations and their management. Then we'll give you the facts to bust those myths.
July 28, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Lemon shark caught in GULFSPAN.jpg Previously tagged lemon shark Negaprion acutidens recaptured during survey

Celebrating 30 Years of Atlantic Shark Management

NOAA Fisheries is celebrating 30 years of managing Atlantic shark species.
July 14, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Graphic showing multiple shark species underwater.

Sharpen Your Shark Facts

Celebrate 30 years of federal Atlantic shark fisheries management with new fin-tastic shark facts each week this summer!
July 13, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Close-up of Great White Shark

Atlantic Sharks: 30 Years of Successes and Lessons

NOAA Fisheries has successfully managed Atlantic highly migratory sharks for 30 years. Learn about some of the challenges of assessing shark stocks and combatting misinformation about sharks.
July 13, 2023 - Podcast ,
Two blacktip sharks swimming Blacktip sharks. Credit: iStock.

Zero Atlantic Shortfin Mako Shark Retention Limit

No shortfin mako sharks may be landed or retained in any U.S. Atlantic highly migratory species fishery until further notice.
June 30, 2022 - Feature Story ,
sharks swimming under the water Two mako sharks swimming. Credit: NOAA Fisheries.

U.S.-Caught Sharks Are a Sustainable Food Choice

While overfishing has greatly depleted some shark populations overseas, U.S. shark fisheries are some of the most sustainable in the world.
October 22, 2019 - Feature Story ,
Pelagic Blacktip shark in open water. Pelagic blacktip shark in open water. Credit: Madelein_Wolf/Getty Images