Tiger Shark

Tiger Shark

There are no conservation or management measures in place for the tiger shark, but there are bans, quotas, and fishing seasons to regulate catch of the coastal shark.

There are no specific conservation or management measures in place for the tiger shark. However, there has been an increasing interest to intensify protection of the species in the Western North Atlantic.

The current Fisheries Management Program for the U.S. Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico includes quotas and fishing seasons to regulate catch of coastal shark species including the tiger shark. On the west and south coasts of Western Australia, a maximum size of 70 centimeters interdorsal length is applied for whaler sharks taken by recreational shark fishing, which includes the tiger shark. In Queensland, the maximum size allowed is 150 centimeters for all shark species and a possession limit of one shark of any species is imposed to recreational fishing. Similarly, in New South Wales, only one tiger shark can be taken per person per day.

Some countries in the Arabian Seas region, such as Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, and the Maldives, have banned the targeted fishing for sharks, whereas others, such as Iran and the UAE, impose seasonal bans on shark fishing.


Image | ©️ D Ross Robertson, Public Domain , Public Domain
Sources | (Carlson, Jale, Morgan, & Burgess, 2012; Draper, 2011; Ferreira & Simpfendorfer, 2019; Jabado & Spaet, 2017)

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