Endangered Species Status Review for the Northeastern Pacific Population of White Sharks (Carcharodon carcharias)
The 2013 status review report conducted on two petiotions to list the Northeastern Pacific (NEP) as endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA)
This document is the status review in response to two petitions1,2 to list the northeastern Pacific (NEP) population of white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The petitions cite concerns regarding the small estimated population size of white sharks in the northeastern Pacific and threats to the population such as fisheries harvest and bycatch, coastal development, pollution, and ocean acidification. In addition, the petitioners requested the designation of critical habitat for the NEP population of white sharks.