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Profile updated on 8 September 2020

SUMMARY

SUMMARY

IDENTIFICATION

SCIENTIFIC NAME(s)

Carcharhinus limbatus

SPECIES NAME(s)

Blacktip shark

COMMON NAMES

Blacktip shark

The population of blacktip sharks in the Gulf of Mexico is a distinct population separate from the northwest Atlantic population (SEDAR 2006). The management unit for blacktip shark covered in this report is U.S. waters from the Florida Keys westward throughout the Gulf of Mexico. Because only the commercial fleet is relevant to Fish Source, the recreational fleet is not explicity considered in the profile.


ANALYSIS

Strengths
  • The Gulf of Mexico blacktip shark stock is actively managed through the National Marine Fisheries Service Highly Migratory Species (HMS) division. The fishery management plan has been amended multiple times since implementation to improve management. 

FISHSOURCE SCORES

Management Quality:

Management Strategy:

≥ 6

Managers Compliance:

2

Fishers Compliance:

10