WHAT DOES THE NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION (NOAA) SAY ABOUT THE TARGET SHARK SPECIES


MAKO SHARK - " CURRENT LEVELS OF CATCH MAY BE CONSIDERED SUSTAINABLE"- " THE STOCK IS HEALTHY, BECAUSE IT IS NOT OVERFISHED"

NOAA MINIMUM SIZE = 54" or 60 lbs

TOURNAMENT MINIMUM SIZE = 84" or 200 lbs

PORBEAGLE SHARK -
" BIOMASS IS INCREASING, ..............OVERFISHING IS NO LONGER OCCURING"

NOAA MINIMUM SIZE = 54" or 70 lbs
TOURNAMENT MINIMUM SIZE = 84" or 250 lbs

New Bedford's NORTH ATLANTIC MONSTER SHARK TOURNAMENT 

THRESHER SHARK - " FISHING MORTALITY IS ESTIMATED BELOW THE RATE THAT WOULD PRODUCE MAXIMUM SUSTAINABLE YIELD AND THUS, OVERFISHING IS NOT OCCURRING"

NOAA MINIMUM SIZE = 54" or 100 lbs
TOURNAMENT MINIMUM SIZE = 84" or 250 lbs