White and Grey Nurse 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