Shortfin mako shark retention now zero
Published 3:56 pm Monday, July 25, 2022
On July 11 for North Carolina waters, retention of shortfin mako sharks by commercial or recreational watermen moved to zero. The closure was effective July 5 for federal waters.
The closure affects commercial fishermen using longline, bottom longline or gillnet gear with highly migratory species permits; any recreational fishermen who target or catch shortfin mako sharks; and dealers who buy or sell sharks or shark products.
The state action and a link to the federal action is contained in North Carolina Marine Fisheries Proclamation FB 41-2022.