Atlantic Shark Commercial Fishery Landings Update 

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Atlantic Shark Commercial Fishery Landings Update January 1- May 13, 2014
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Atlantic Shark Commercial Fishery Landings Update

 

mt dw – lb dw Converted to Number of Sharks

 

January 1- May 13, 2014

 

We at Shark Attack Survivors and Shark Year Magazine support Proper fishery management which allows for and promotes removal of appropriate numbers of sharks while insuring species survival. We hope understanding the number of sharks harvested will help you decide which areas of shark conservation to participate in to do the most good.

Recently many protested shark tournaments where 10 to 12 Pelagic Sharks were brought back to the dock. To insure species survival the commercial fishing fleet can harvest 25,019 in 2014.

Recently many USA residents protested the WA shark cull – Most of the sharks caught were tiger sharks members of our Aggregated Large Coastal Sharks (bull, tiger, spinner, silky, nurse, and lemon). 55 sharks were killed in WA while back in the USA 20,000 LCS are being harvested. They also caught a Pelagic shark in WA. Add the LCS and Pelagic harvested in the USA 50,000 the WA cull 55.

 

As landing updates become available we will translate the mt dw or lb dw to the number of shark for you.

MT (Metric Tons) – 2,204.6 lbs.

LB (Pounds)

DW (Dressed Weight) The weight of the shark meat presented at market. (fins not included).

274.3 mt dw

(604,626 lb dw)

 

Below are the preliminary landings estimates in number of sharks for the Atlantic shark commercial fisheries. These preliminary estimates are based on dealer reports and other information received from January 1 through May 13, 2014.  The estimates include landings by state-only permitted vessels, federally permitted vessels, and the 2014 shark research fishery participants.

 

 

Management Groups(Shark Species) Region 2014 AdjustedCommercial Quota Estimated Landings in 2014 Jan – May % of 2014 Quota
Blacktip Sharks Gulf of Mexico 24,105 13,331 55%
Aggregated Large Coastal Sharks (bull, tiger, spinner, silky, nurse, and lemon) 9,818 8,040 82% Closed May, 20
Hammerhead Sharks(scalloped, great, and smooth) 928 394 42% Closed May, 20
Aggregated Large Coastal Sharks (blacktip, bull, tiger, spinner, silky, nurse, and lemon) Atlantic 10,957 9 < 1%
Hammerhead Sharks(scalloped, great, and smooth) 995 1 < 1%
Non-Blacknose Small Coastal Sharks(Atlantic sharpnose, bonnethead, and finetooth) Gulf of Mexico 25,079 1325 5%
Atlantic 97,055 21,662 22%
Blacknose Sharks Gulf of Mexico 815 294 36%
Atlantic 7,727 1599 21%
Blue Sharks No regional quotas 13,678 375 3%
Porbeagle Sharks 21 2 <1%
Pelagic Sharks Other Than Porbeagle or Blue(oceanic whitetip, common thresher, and shortfin mako) 25.019 4231 17%

 

The mt dw and lb dw figures are taken from the monthly Atlantic Shark Commercial Fishery Landings Update

The average dressed weight for each management group was provided by NOAA – 04/17/2014

Shark Attack Survivors did the mt dw and lb dw conversions to number of sharks.

Locations and Species marked closed = that area for them species is virtually a shark sanctuary for the remainder of the year.

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