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Atlantic Sharks Recreational Minimum Sizes and Bag Limits

Minimum sizes and bag limits vary by permit and vessel type. Additional requirements may be applicable. View the HMS Recreational Compliance Guide for details.  Species Fishery Status Minimum Size (fork…
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01/27/2020

Adjustment of Commercial Aggregated Large Coastal Shark Retention Limit in Gulf of Mexico

The retention limit for the commercial blacktip, aggregated large coastal shark (LCS), and hammerhead shark management groups in the Gulf of Mexico region has been increased to 55 LCS other than sandbar per vessel per trip. This action affects…
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01/27/2020

Atlantic Spiny Dogfish Benefits from Sustainable Shark Management

Atlantic spiny dogfish are small sharks with a long and complex history in…
August 01, 2019 - Feature Story ,
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Shark Discovery May Help People with Bone Disease

Shark spine research may unlock new treatments for humans.
July 31, 2019 - Feature Story ,

Shark Chat: How New Tech Helps Us Tag Sharks

This Shark Week, ask questions about sharks and learn more about advances…
July 28, 2019 - Feature Story
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Shark Week: Celebrating U.S. Science and Sustainability

Join us for Shark Week 2019 and dive into the world of new research and…
Great white shark

Tiny Shark Fits in Your Pocket and Glows in the Dark

After making waves in 2015, a small 5 1/2 inch shark is big news again!
July 24, 2019 - Feature Story ,
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Characterization of the Shark Bottom Longline Fishery: 2017

Alyssa N. Mathers, Bethany M. Deacy, Heather E. Moncrief-Cox, John K…
May 13, 2019 - Technical Memo ,

Characterization of the Shark Bottom Longline Fishery: 2015

Michael P. Enzenauer, Bethany M. Deacy, John K. Carlson
May 13, 2019 - Technical Memo ,

Characterization of the Shark Bottom Longline Fishery: 2014

Michael P. Enzenauer, Bethany M. Deacy, John K. Carlson
May 13, 2019 - Technical Memo ,