White and Grey Nurse shark

Vic Fishing Rec Guide 2015


Greynurse sharkWhite Shark
Great White shark

Grey Nurse shark

Common Name/s: White shark & Grey Nurse shark
Scientific Name:

Carcharodon carcharias and Carcharias taurus

Protected species. : Taking or possessing is prohibited

Great white shark interaction: handling procedures

  • Anglers must not target great white sharks. If taken incidentally, anglers must release them unharmed as quickly as possible with the least amount of handling.
  • For human 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 human safety, do not attempt to remove the hook. Take great personal care when severing the fishing line or trace from the shark using a line cutter as close as practicable to the shark.
  • You can assist in research by emailing details of the interaction to Dr Barry Bruce (CSIRO) at Barry.Bruce@csiro.au