Endangered Species Act Status Review Report : Oceanic Whitetip Shark (Carcharhinus longimanus)

This report was produced in response to a petition received from Defenders of Wildlife on September 21, 2015, to list the oceanic whitetip shark (Carcharinus longimanus) as endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). On January 12, 2016, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) announced in the Federal Register that the petition has sufficient merit for consideration and that a status review was warranted (81 FR 1376). This report is summarizes the best available data and information on the species and presents an evaluation of its status and extinction risk.

Last updated on 02/07/2018