White and Grey Nurse shark

White Shark

Great white shark

Greynurse shark

Greynurse shark

Common name/s White shark & Greynurse shark
Scientific name

Carcharodon carcharias and Carcharias taurus

Protected species Taking or possessing is prohibited
Additional information

Anglers must not target great white shark. If taken incidentally, anglers must release them unharmed as quickly as possible.

For your safety, do not attempt to remove the shark from the water. Keep the shark in the water alongside the boat to minimise stress and injury to the shark.

For your safety, do not attempt to remove the hook. Take great personal care when severing the fishing line or trace. Use a line cutter to cut as close as practicable to the shark.

You can assist in research by emailing details of the interaction to Dr Russ Bradford (CSIRO) at russ.bradford@csiro.au