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APPENDIX II: COMMERCIALLY IMPORTANT SHARK SPECIES BY COUNTRY (by SEI POH CHEN)


This table does not indicate all species caught, landed or traded in the countries listed.

COUNTRY

ENGLISH NAME

SCIENTIFIC NAME

SIZE (cm)

DOMESTIC USE

IMPORT/EXPORT

ARGENTINA

Tope shark

Galeorhinus galeus

max 195
f 195 m 175


meat-exports to Italy, Greece, Spain, Australia, Brazil (frozen)

Smooth-hound

Mustelus mustelus

max 164
f 164 m 110

meat-eaten, highly appreciated

meat-exports to Japan, Republic of Korea & Australia

Porbeagle

Lamna nasus

max 300 +
f 219 m 262

meat-eaten (fresh/dried salted)

fin-export

Broadnose sevengill shark

Notorynchus cepedianus

max 290
f 288 m 226

meat-eaten sport fishing

Copper shark

Carcharhinus brachyurus

max 292
f 292 m 266

Sand tiger shark

Eugomphodus taurus

max 318
f 300 m 257

Shortfin mako shark

Isurus oxyrinchus

max 394
f 337 m 240

meat-eaten

 

Narrownose smooth-hound

Mustelus schmitti

max 74
f 60 m 48

meat-eaten (fresh/dried/salted)

Dusky smooth-hound

Mustelus canis

max 150
f 122 m 82


Striped smooth-hound

Mustelus fasciatus

max 150
m 62

meat-eaten (fresh/frozen/dried salted)

AUSTRALIA

Tiger shark

Galeocerdo cuvier

max 550
f 550 m 370

meat-eaten (fresh/frozen) [fish and chips trade] (fillets)

fin-exports to Singapore etc (dried)

Tope shark

Galeorhinus galeus

max 195
f 195 m 175

meat-eaten (fresh/frozen) [fish and chips trade]

fin-export

Mako shark

Isurus spp.


meat-eaten (fresh/frozen)

fin-export catch-by Japanese vessels operating in Australian waters

Blue shark

Prionace glauca

max 383
f 323 m 311

meat-eaten (fresh/smoked) sport fishing

catch-by Japanese vessels operating in Australian waters

Blacktip shark

Carcharhinus limbatus

max 255
f 255 m 226

meat-eaten (fresh/frozen)

catch-by Taiwanese (Province of China) vessels operating in Australian waters

Spot-tail shark

Carcharhinus sorrah

max 160
f 150 m 128

meat-eaten

catch-by Taiwanese (Province of China) vessels operating in Australian waters

Gummy shark

Mustelus antarcticus

max 157
f 80 m 68

 

Longnose sawshark

Pristiophorus cirratus

max 137

Shortnose sawshark

Pristiophorus nudipinnis

max 122

Shortnose spurdog

Squalus megalops

max 71
f 71 m 42

meat-eaten (fresh)

Sharks, species unspecified




meat-imports from New Zealand (frozen)
meat-exports to Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Taiwan Province of China, Japan & UK
fin-imports from Singapore (canned soup)
fin-exports (dried)

BANGLADESH

Sharks, species unspecified




fin-exports to Singapore (dried)

BELGIUM

Piked dogfish

Squalus acanthias

max 160
f 124 m 100

meat-eaten [super markets, fish shops] (fresh backs*)

meat-imports from USA, Scotland & Norway; re-exports to other EU countries

Catsharks

Scyliorhinus spp.


meat-eaten


Sharks, species unspecified




fin-imports from Hong Kong (frozen), China (dried fin needles); Singapore (canned soup)

CANADA

Blue shark

Prionace glauca

max 383
f 323 m 311

meat-eaten

meat-exports to Europe

Porbeagle

Lamna nasus

max 300 +
f 219 m 262

Piked dogfish

Squalus acanthias

max 160
f 124 m 100

meat-eaten (fresh/frozen)

Shortfin mako shark

Isurus oxyrinchus

max 394 f 337 m 240

meat-exports to USA (steak)

Dogfish & other sharks




meat-exports to USA for processing
fin-exports

CHINA (INCLUDING HONG KONG)

Spadenose shark

Scoliodon laticaudus

max 74
f 69 m 58

meat-eaten (fresh/salted/canned /minced products)
liver-eaten
fin-eaten
skin**-eaten

 

Scalloped hammerhead

Sphyrna lewini

max 420
f 309 m 295

Spot-tail shark

Carcharhinus sorrah

max 160
f 150 m 128

Japanese tope shark

Hemitriakis japonica

max 120
f 120 m 110

Whitespotted bambooshark

Chiloscyllium plagiosum

max 95
f 95 m 69

Spotless smooth-hound

Mustelus griseus

max 101
f 101 m 87

Sharks, species unspecified



meat-eaten
fin-eaten
skin**-eaten
cartilage-fishmeal production

meat-imports from Australia, Vietnam, Russia & Canada (frozen)
meat-exports to Taiwan Province of China & Japan(chilled)
fin-imports from over 100 countries and re-exports to fewer than 100 countries worldwide (dried)
skin**-imports from various countries (dried)

CUBA

Night shark

Carcharhinus signatus

max 280
f 179

fishmeal

fin-export

Blacktip shark

Carcharhinus limbatus

max 225
f 255 m 226

meat-eaten

Great white shark

Carcharodon carcharias

max 640
m 550

meat-eaten (fresh/dried salted/smoked) carcass-fishmeal

Great hammerhead

Sphyrna mokarran

max 610+
f 549 m 341

meat-eaten (salted/dried)

CYPRUS

Smooth-hound

Mustelus spp.


meat-eaten

 

Catsharks

Scyliorhinus spp.


Tope sharks

Galeorhinus galeus

max 195
f 162 m 145

Blue shark

Prionace glauca

max 383
f 323 m 311

Sharks, species unspecified



meat-eaten

meat-exports to Ukraine

FIJI

Black-tip shark

Carcharhinus limbatus

max 255
f 255 m 226

meat-eaten where not taboo

fin-exports to Hong Kong etc (dried & some frozen)

Grey reef shark

Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos

max 255
f 137 m 145

Whitetip reef shark

Triaenodon obesus

m 213
f 158 m 168

Lemon shark

Negaprion brevirostris

max 340
f 285 m 279

Tiger shark

Galeocerdo cuvier

max 550
f 550 m 370

Bull shark

Carcharhinus leucas

max 340
f 324 m 299

Blue shark

Prionace glauca

max 383
f 323 m 311

Mako sharks

Isurus spp.


fin-exports to Japan

Dogfish & other sharks



meat-exports (fresh/chill/frozen)

FRANCE

Piked dogfish

Squalus acanthias

max 160
f 124 m 100

meat-eaten [super/hypermarkets] (fresh)

meat-imports from UK, Ireland, Norway, Netherlands, USA, Denmark (fresh/frozen backs*, whole skinless) re-exports to Italy (fresh/chilled) and Spain

Smallspotted catshark

Scyliorhinus canicula

max 100
f 60 m 60

meat-eaten [hypermarket, fish shops] (fresh whole/skinless)

 

Starry nursehound

Scyliorhinus stellaris

max 162
f 125 m 125

Smooth-hound

Mustelus mustelus

max 164
f 164 m 110

meat-eaten

Tope shark

Galeorhinus galeus

Max 195
f 195 m 175

meat-eaten [homes, schools, hospitals, super/hypermarkets, restaurants, caterers]

meat-exported to Italy

Porbeagle

Lamna nasus

max 300+
f 219 m 262

Blue shark

Prionace glauca

max 383
f 323 m 311

meat-eaten [hypermarket]

meat-imports from Ireland and UK.

Sharks, species unspecified




fin-imports from Singapore (dried fin needles/canned soup), Suriname (dried fin needles)

GERMANY

Piked dogfish

Squalus acanthias

max 160
f 124 m 100

meat-eaten (smoked belly flaps, fresh/smoked backs*)
fin-eaten [Asian restaurants]

meat-imports from Denmark & Norway (smoked), re-exports to Italy and Belgium
fin-exports to Far East

Smallspotted catshark

Scyliorhinus canicula

max 100
f 60 m 60

meat-eaten

meat-imports from Denmark & Norway

Porbeagle

Lamna nasus

max 300+
f 219 m 262

meat-eaten (fresh/ frozen steaks)

meat-imports (frozen steaks), process and re-exports to other EU countries

Shortfin mako shark

Isurus oxyrinchus

max 394
f 337 m 240

meat-eaten (frozen steaks) fin-eaten [Asian restaurants]

meat-imports from Japan (frozen steaks), processes and re-exports to Italy & other EU countries
fin-exports to Far East

Smooth-hound

Mustelus mustelus

max 164
f 164 m 110

meat-eaten

meat-imports (frozen)

Nursehound

Scyliorhinus stellaris

max 162

Blue shark

Prionace glauca

max 383
f 323 m 311

Angel shark

Squatina squatina

max 183
f 146

Sharks, species unspecified



fishmeal

meat-imports from Japan, Surinam (frozen), exports to Italy & other EU countries
fin-imports from Far East (dried fin needles), Singapore (canned soup)

GREECE

Piked dogfish

Squalus acanthias

max 160
f 124 m 100

meat-eaten [fish markets, supermarkets & fish taverns] (fresh/frozen steaks/fillets)

meat-imports from Oman

Smooth-hound

Mustelus mustelus

Max 164
f 164 m 110

meat-imports from West Africa, South Africa, USA and Arabic countries (frozen steak)

Sharks, species unspecified




meat-imports from Brazil, Argentina & Oman
fin-imports from China via other EU country (dried)

INDIA

Whale shark

Rhiniodon typus

max 1210

meat-eaten (fresh and limited quantity salted)

fin-exports the bulk to Singapore and Hong Kong, lesser quantities to other Asian countries and Europe (dried)

Oceanic whitetip shark

Carcharhinus longimanus

max 395
f 225 m 210

Tiger shark

Galeocerdo cuvier

max 550
f 550 m 370

Indian lemon shark

Negaprion acutidens


Milk shark

Rhizoprionodon acutus

max 178
f 178 m 165

Spadenose shark

Scoliodon laticaudus

max 74
f 69 m 58

Smooth hammerhead

Sphyrna zygaena

max 400
f 304 m 256

Blacktip shark

Carcharhinus limbatus

max 225
f 184 m 195

Scalloped hammerhead

Sphyrna lewini

max 420
f 309 m 295

INDONESIA

Shovelnose ray

Rhinobatos blochii


meat-eaten but not appreciated

fin-exports to Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia (dried)

White-spotted guitarfish

Rhynchobatus djiddensis

max 300
m 110

Requiem sharks

Carcharhinus spp.


Hammerhead sharks

Sphyrna spp.


Spot-tail shark

Carcharhinus sorrah

max 160
f 150 m 128

Tiger shark

Galeocerdo cuvier

max 550
f 550 m 430

meat-eaten but not appreciated

fin-exports to Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia (dried)

Blue shark

Prionace glauca

max 383
f 323 m 311

Sharks, unspecified species





IRELAND

Piked dogfish

Squalus acanthias

max 160
f 124 m 100

meat-eaten [restaurants/fish and chips trade]

meat-exports to UK, France, Belgium and Netherlands

Smallspotted catshark

Scyliorhinus canicula

max 100
f 60 m 60

Porbeagle

Lamna nasus

max 300+
f 219 m 262

meat-eaten, highly appreciated

 

Shortfin mako shark

Isurus oxyrinchus

max 394
f 337 m 240

Blue shark

Prionace glauca

max 383
f 323 m 311

sport fishing

meat-exports to Spain

Sharks, species unspecified




fin-imports from Singapore (canned soup)

ITALY

Smooth-hound

Mustelus mustelus

max 164
f 164 m 110

meat-eaten, highly appreciated

meat-imports (frozen)

Piked dogfish

Squalus acanthias

max 160
f 124 m 100

meat-eaten

meat-imports from EU (fresh)

Catsharks

Scyliorhinus spp.


meat-imports (frozen)

Porbeagle

Lamna nasus

max 300+
f 219 m 262

 

Thresher shark

Alopias spp.

max 549
f 462 m 359

Blue shark

Prionace glauca

max 383
f 323 m 311

Basking shark

Cetorhinus maximus

max 980
f 980 m 900

Shortfin mako shark

Isurus oxyrinchus

max 394
f 337 m 240

Smooth hammerhead

Sphyrna zygaena

max 400
f 304 m 256

Sharks, species unspecified




meat-imports from Japan, Argentina, South Africa via Germany (frozen); EU via France (fresh)
fin-imports from Singapore, Hong Kong, China, France (dried whole/fin needles); (canned soup)

JAPAN

Blue shark

Prionace glauca

max 383
f 323 m 311

meat-minced fish products
skin-eaten (nikogori)

fin-exports to Hong Kong and Singapore etc (dried)

Longfin mako shark

Isurus paucus

max 417
f 417 m 245


Thresher shark

Alopias vulpinus

max 549
f 549 m 420


Salmon shark

Lamna ditropis

max 305
f 305 m 240

heart-eaten (sashimi)

Shortfin mako shark

Isurus oxyrinchus

max 394
f 394 m 284

meat-eaten (sashimi)

Starspotted smooth-hound

Mustelus manazo

max 117
f 91 m 81

Piked dogfish

Squalus acanthias

max 160
f 124 m 100

Japanese tope shark

Hemitriakis japanica

max 120
f 120 m 110

meat-eaten


Sharks, species unspecified




meat-imports from Taiwan Province of China, Republic of Korea, Canada, USA & China
meat-exports to Italy, Belgium, Germany, Brazil & Peru (frozen shark); EU & USA (frozen fillets)

KENYA

Sharks, species unspecified



meat-eaten

fin-exports to Hong Kong (dried)

REPUBLIC OF KOREA

Dogfish



meat-eaten

meat-imports from New Zealand (frozen)

Sharks, species unspecified



meat-imports from Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Panama, Chile & India
meat-exports to Japan, Spain, USA, Côte d'Ivoire, United Arab Emirates (frozen)

MALAYSIA

White-spotted guitarfish

Rhynchobatus djiddensis

max 300
m 110

meat-eaten
fin-eaten
skin**-eaten
cartilage(fin)-eaten (soup base)

 

Milk shark

Scoliodon sorrakowa

max 178
f 165 m 178

Slender bambooshark

Chiloscyllium indicum

max 65

Hammerhead sharks

Sphyrna spp.


fin-eaten

Shovelnose ray

Rhinobatos blochii


fin-eaten highly appreciated

Sharks, species unspecified




meat-imports from Taiwan Province of China, Australia, Norway, USA, Hong Kong & New Zealand (frozen)
meat-exports to Japan, UK, Taiwan Province of China, Singapore(frozen)
fin-imports from Indonesia, Singapore (dried)
fin-exports to Hong Kong (dried)

MALDIVES

Silky shark

Carcharhinus falciformis

max 330
f 305 m 300

meat-eaten

fin-exports to Asia (dried)

Oceanic whitetip shark

Carcharhinus longimanus

max 395
f 225 m 210

Tiger shark

Galeocerdo cuvier

max 550
f 550 m 370

Scalloped hammerhead

Sphyrna lewini

max 420
f 309 m 295

Zebra shark

Stegostoma fasciatum

max 354
f 233 m 183

meat-eaten (fresh/dried salted)

Grey reef shark

Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos

max 255
f 137 m 145

meat-eaten

 

Smalltooth sand tiger

Odontaspis ferox

max 360
f 360 m 275

Grey bambooshark

Chiloscyllium griseum

max 74

Pigeye shark

Carcharhinus amboinensis

max 280
f 223 m 195

meat-eaten (fresh)

Blacktip reef shark

Carcharhinus melanopterus

max 180
f 113 m 135

meat-eaten (fresh/dried salted)

Spot-tail shark

Carcharhinus sorrah

max 160
f 150 m 128

Sharks, species unspecified.




meat-exports to Comoros (dried)

MEXICO

Silky shark

Carcharhinus falciformis

max 330
f 305 m 300

meat-eaten

fin-export

Bull shark

Carcharhinus leucas

max 340
f 324 m 299

Dusky shark

Carcharhinus obscurus

max 400
f 365 m 340

Blacktip shark

Carcharhinus limbatus

max 255
f 255 m 226

Sandbar shark

Carcharhinus obscurus

max 400
f 365 m 340

Tiger shark

Galeocerdo cuvier

max 550
f 550 m 370

Lemon shark

Negaprion brevirostris

max 340
f 285 m 279

Great hammerhead

Sphyrna mokarran

max 610+
f 549 m 341

Bull shark

Carcharhinus leucas

max 340
f 324 m 299

Blue shark

Prionace glauca

max 383
f 323 m 311

Oceanic whitetip shark

Carcharhinus longimanus

max 395
f 270 m 245

meat-eaten (fresh/smoked)

Smooth-hound

Mustelus mustelus

max 164
f 164 m 110

meat-eaten (fresh/dried salted)

Scalloped hammerhead

Sphyrna lewini

max 420
f 309 m 295

meat-eaten (fresh/smoked/dried salted)

Bigeye thresher shark

Alopias superciliosus

max 461
f 355 m 430

meat-eaten (fresh/smoked/dried)

Shortfin mako shark

Isurus oxyrinchus

max 394
f 394 m 284

meat-eaten (fresh/frozen headed/gutted)

meat-exports

Thresher shark

Alopias vulpinus

max 609
f 549 m 420

Longfin mako shark

Isurus paucus

max 417
f 417 m 245

 

Atlantic sharpnose shark

Rhizoprionodon terraenovae

max 110
f 110 m 103

Bonnethead shark

Sphyrna tiburo

max 150
f 130 m 124

Caribbean reef shark

Carcharhinus perezi

max 295

meat-eaten (dried/salted)

Blacknose shark

Carcharhinus acronotus

max 200
f 137 m 106

MOZAMBIQUE

Snaggletooth shark

Hemipristis elongatus

max 240
f 218 m 145

meat-eaten, traditionally not preferred sport fishing

fin-exports to Singapore etc

Spinner shark

Carcharhinus brevipinna

max 278
f 278 m 233

Great hammerhead

Sphyrna mokarran

max 610+
f 549 m 341

Sandbar shark

Carcharhinus plumbeus

max 239
f 234 m 224

NETHERLANDS

Piked dogfish

Squalus acanthias

max 160
f 124 m 100

meat-eaten

meat-imports from USA, Denmark, UK (frozen), re-exports to Germany, Belgium, France & other EU countries (backs*, belly flaps)

Catsharks

Scyliorhinus spp.


meat-imports (frozen)

Smallspotted catshark

Squalus fernandinus


meat-eaten fin-eaten


Mako shark

Isurus spp.


meat-eaten

meat-imports from Oman (Headless), Japan, Taiwan Province of China & South America (headless, finless), re-exported to Spain, France and UK

Blacktip reef shark

Carcharhinus melanopterus

max 180
f 113 m 135

meat-imports from Oman (headless) processed into frozen steak for re-export to Germany & UK

Requiem shark

Carcharhinus spp.



meat-imports from Surinam (frozen steak)

Porbeagle

Lamna nasus

max 300+
f 219 m 262


meat-exports to Belgium, France & Italy

Thresher shark

Alopias vulpinus

max 609
f 549 m 420

fin-as display in fish shops


Sharks, species unspecified



meat-eaten (smoked bellies)

meat-imports from Japan, South Africa, re-exports to Italy, Germany (frozen)
fin-imports from Indonesia, Surinam (dried fin needles); imports from Singapore (canned soup)

NEW ZEALAND

School shark

Galeorhinus australis


meat-eaten [fish and chips trade]

meat-exports to Australia

Piked dogfish

Squalus acanthias


meat-eaten [fish and chips trade]

meat-exports to Republic of Korea
fin-exports to Hong Kong & Singapore

Spotted estuary smooth-hound

Mustelus lenticulatus

max 137
f 137 m 115


meat-exports to Australia

Ghost shark

Mitsukurina owstoni

max 335
m 322


meat-exports to Japan & Republic of Korea
fin-exports to Hong Kong

Elephant fish

Callorhinchus milii

max 120
m 65


fin-exports to Hong Kong

Sharks, species unspecified



meat-eaten


NORWAY

Piked dogfish

Squalus acanthias

max 160
f 124 m 100

meat-eaten

meat-exports to EU countries (fresh/frozen backs* and belly flaps)
fin-exports to Far East

Porbeagle

Lamna nasus

max 300+
f 219 m 262


fin-exports to Asia

Basking shark

Cetorhinus maximus

max 980
f 980 m 900


meat-exports to Eastern Europe
fin-exports to Asia

PAKISTAN

Sharks, species unspecified




fin-exports to Singapore and other Asian countries (dried)

PHILIPPINES

Whale shark

Rhincodon typus

max 1200

meat-eaten (steaks, fresh, dried, salted)
stomach, intestines, heart-eaten
fin-eaten (fresh/dried)

 

Spiny dogfish

Squalus acanthias


meat-fishmeal, fertilizers

Thresher shark

Alopias vulpinus

max 609
f 549 m 420

meat-eaten

fin-exports

Grey reef shark

Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos

max 255
f 137 m 145

Tiger shark

Galeocerdo cuvier

max 550
f 550 m 370

Shortfin mako shark

Isurus oxyrinchus

max 394
f 394 m 284

Great hammerhead

Sphyrna mokarran

max 610
f 549 m 341

Blacktip reef shark

Carcharhinus melanopterus

max 180
f 113 m 135

Hammerhead sharks

Sphyrna spp.


Sharks, species unspecified



fin-exports to Hong Kong, Singapore (dried)

SEYCHELLES

Shovelnose ray

Rhinobatos blochii

max 320
f 290 m 250

meat-eaten

fin-exports to Asia

Sand tiger shark

Eugomphodus taurus

max 318
f 300 m 257

Spinner shark

Carcharhinus brevipinna

max 278
f 278 m 233

meat-eaten (fresh/dried salted)

Sandbar shark

Carcharhinus plumbeus

max 239
f 234 m 224

Great hammerhead

Sphyrna mokarran

max 610+
f 549 m 341

Smooth hammerhead

Sphyrna zygaena

max 400
f 304 m 256

Shovelnose ray

Rhinobatos blochii

max 320
F 290 m 250

Copper shark

Carcharhinus brachyurus

max 292
f 292 m 266

meat-eaten

 

Sliteye shark

Loxodon macrorhinus

max 91
f 91 m 85

meat-eaten (fresh)

Whitetip reef shark

Triaenodon obesus

max 213
f 158 m 168

Oceanic whitetip shark

Carcharhinus longimanus

max 395
f 270 m 245

meat-eaten (fresh/dried salted)

Sharks, species unspecified



meat-eaten (dried/salted)

meat-exports (dried/salted)

SINGAPORE

Dogfish & other sharks



meat-eaten

meat-imports from Malaysia (fresh/chilled) Taiwan Province of China, Japan & other countries worldwide (frozen)
meat-exports to Italy, Hong Kong, Republic of Korea, Taiwan Province of China etc (frozen)

Sharks, species unspecified



fin-eaten
skin**-eaten

fin-imports from Hong Kong, India, Taiwan Province of China, Republic of Korea and over 40 other countries worldwide (dried). Hong Kong, New Zealand, Japan etc (fin needles, canned)
fin-exports to Hong Kong, Malaysia etc (dried/canned)

SOLOMON ISLANDS

Sharks, species unspecified



meat, skin, stomach-eaten (salted dried or salted smoked)
gill-eaten (boiled)
liver-eaten (salted)

fin-exports

SOUTH AFRICA

Shortnose spurdog

Squalus megalops

max 71
f 71 m 42

meat-eaten (fresh/frozen/dried/ smoked)


Tope shark

Galeorhinus galeus

max 195
f 195 m 175


meat-exports to Australia, Greece, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Hong Kong (frozen)

Smooth-hound

Mustelus mustelus

max 164
f 164 m 110


 

Shortfin mako shark

Isurus oxyrinchus

max 394
f 394 m 284


Blue shark

Prionace glauca

max 383
f 323 m 311


Dusky shark

Carcharhinus obscurus

max 400
f 365 m 340

sport fishing

Milk shark

Rhizoprionodon acutus

max 178
f 165 m 178

Dogfish & other sharks




meat-imports from Taiwan Province of China etc (frozen)
meat-exports to Italy, Greece & Hong Kong etc (frozen)
fin-imports from Taiwan Province of China & Japan etc (frozen)
fin-exports to China, Japan, Singapore etc (frozen)

SPAIN

Piked dogfish

Squalus acanthias

max 160
f 124 m 100

meat-eaten appreciated (fresh/frozen steaks, fillets)

meat-imports

Shortfin mako shark

Isurus oxyrinchus

max 394
f 394 m 284

meat-eaten highly appreciated

meat-imports from Africa, Central and South America, Asia etc
fin-imports from Hong Kong and East Asian countries (dried fin needles); Singapore (canned soup)
fin-exports to Hong Kong, Republic of Korea, Thailand, China, Japan, etc

Thresher shark

Alopias vulpinus

max 609
f 549 m 420

meat-eaten

fin-exports to Asia

Bigeye thresher shark

Alopias supercilious

max 461
f 430 m 400

Blue shark

Prionace glauca

max 383
f 323 m 311

Basking shark

Cetorhinus maximus

max 980
f 980 m 900

Catsharks

Scyliorhinus spp.


meat-imports from Portugal (frozen)

Tope shark

Galeorhinus galeus

max 195
f 195 m 175

 

Smooth hammerhead

Sphyrna zygaena

max 400
f 304 m 256

Scalloped hammerhead

Sphyrna lewini

max 420
f 309 m 295

Great hammerhead

Sphyrna mokarran

max 610
f 549 m 341

Smallspotted catshark

Scyliorhinus canicula

max 100
f 60 m 60

Gulper shark

Centrophorus granulosus

max 150

Smooth-hound

Mustelus mustelus

max 164
f 164 m 110

Blackmouth catshark

Galeus melastomus

max 90
f 90 m 61

Kitefin shark

Dalatias licha

max 182
f 159 m 121

Knifetooth dogfish

Scymnodon ringens

max 110

Sharks, species unspecified



offal, viscera-fishmeal

meat-imports from Africa, Central and South America and Asia (frozen)
meat-exports to Italy

SRI LANKA

Silky shark

Carcharhinus falciformis

max 330
f 305 m 300

meat-eaten (fresh/dried salted)

fin-exports to Singapore etc

Oceanic whitetip shark

Carcharhinus longimanus

max 395
f 270 m 245

Scalloped hammerhead

Sphyrna lewini

max 420
f 309 m 295

meat-eaten (fresh/dried salted)

Thresher shark

Alopias vulpinus

max 609
f 549 m 420

Shortfin mako shark

Isurus oxyrinchus

max 394
f 394 m 284

Spottail shark

Carcharhinus sorrah

max 160
f 150 m 128

meat-eaten


TAIWAN PROVINCE OF CHINA

Eirakubuka

Galeorhinus japonicus


meat-eaten (fresh, minced fish products)
fin-eaten skin**-eaten

 

Starspotted smooth-hound

Mustelus manazo

max 117
f 91 m 81

Sicklefin weasel shark

Negogaleus microstoma

max 91
f 85 m 91

Milk shark

Rhizoprionodon acutus

max 178
f 165 m 178

Scalloped hammerhead

Sphyrna lewini

max 420
f 309 m 295

Dusky shark

Carcharhinus obscurus

max 400
f 365 m 340

Whale shark

Rhincodon typus

max 1200

Thresher shark

Alopias spp.

max 549
f 462 m 359

Blacktip reef shark

Carcharhinus melanopterus

max 200
f 131 m 180

meat-eaten highly appreciated (belly meat)

Sharks, species unspecified




meat-imports from Hong Kong, Singapore, India, Philippines & Greenland (fresh/chilled or frozen)
meat-exports to USA, Japan, Germany, Singapore, Republic of Korea & South Africa (fresh/chilled or frozen)
fin-imports (fresh/chilled/frozen/dried)
fin-exports (fresh/chilled/frozen or prepared)

TANZANIA

Silky shark

Carcharhinus falciformis

max 330
f 305 m 300

meat-eaten (fresh/dried salted)

fin-export

Sandbar shark

Carcharhinus plumbeus

max 239
f 234 m 224

Great hammerhead

Sphyrna mokarran

max 610
f 549 m 341

Hardnose shark

Carcharhinus macloti

max 100
f 89 m 81

 

Blacktail reef shark

Carcharhinus wheeleri

max 193
f 193 m 172

Blackspot shark

Carcharhinus sealei

max 95
f 94 m 95

meat-eaten sport fishing

THAILAND

Grey bambooshark

Chiloscyllium griseum

max 74

meat-eaten (fresh/salted/dried/smoked/sweetened/minced products) fishmeal

 

Ridgeback catshark

Chiloscyllium indicum

max 65

Blacktip shark

Carcharhinus limbatus

max 255
f 255 m 226

Grey Reef shark

Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos

max 255
f 137 m 145

Zebra shark

Stegostoma fasciatum

max 354
f 233 m 183

White-spotted guitarfish

Rhynchobatus djiddensis

max 300
m 110

meat-eaten
fin-eaten

Dogfish and other sharks




meat-imports from Canada, Denmark, USA (frozen)
meat-exports to China, Singapore (frozen)

Sharks, species unspecified




fin-imports from over 10 countries worldwide (dried)
fin-exports to Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan (dried)

TURKEY

Smooth-hound

Mustelus mustelus

max 164
f 164 m 110

meat-eaten but not appreciated

fin-exports to Asian countries (dried)

Starry smooth-hound

Mustelus asterias

max 140
f 85 m 81

Piked dogfish

Squalus acanthias

max 160
f 124 m 100

Nursehound

Scyliorhinus stellaris

max 162

Longnose spurdog

Squalus blainvillei

max 95
f 60 m 50

Blue shark

Prionace glauca

max 383
f 323 m 311

Thresher shark

Alopias vulpinus

max 609
f 549 m 420

Basking shark

Cetorhinus maximus

max 980
f 980 m 900

UK

Piked dogfish

Squalus acanthias

max 160
f 124 m 100

meat-eaten [fish & chips trade]

meat-imports from USA & Canada, exports to France, Germany, Belgium, Italy etc belly flap-exports to Germany
fin-exports to Far East

Porbeagle

Lamna nasus

max 300+
f 219 m 262

meat-eaten

meat-exports to France, Spain and other EU countries

Blue shark

Prionace glauca

max 383
f 323 m 311

meat-exports to France

Smallspotted catshark

Scyliorhinus canicula

max 100
f 60 m 60

as bait in pot fisheries for crustaceans & molluscs

 

Basking shark

Cetorhinus maximus

max 980
f 980 m 900

meat-eaten

Sharks, species unspecified




fin-imports (dried whole/fin needles, canned soup)

URUGUAY

Tope shark

Galeorhinus galeus

max 195
f 195 m 175

meat-eaten (salted)

meat-exports to Brazil, Spain, Germany, USA, Netherlands & Israel (fresh/frozen as whole gutted or headed & gutted carcasses & fillets)
fin-export

Piked dogfish

Squalus acanthias

max 160
f 124 m 100

meat-eaten

Hammerhead sharks

Sphyrna spp.


Blue shark

Prionace glauca

max 383
f 323 m 311

Broadnose sevengill shark

Notorynchus cepedianus

max 290
f 288 m 226

meat-eaten (frozen)

Sand tiger shark

Eugomphodus taurus

max 318
f 300 m 257

meat-eaten (fresh/frozen/smoked)

Shortfin mako shark

Isurus oxyrinchus

max 394
f 394 m 284

meat-eaten

 

Smooth-hound

Mustelus mustelus

max 164
f 164 m 110

meat-eaten (fresh/frozen) carcass-fishmeal

USA

Piked dogfish

Squalus acanthias

max 160
f 124 m 100

meat-eaten (fillets & steaks) [restaurants]

meat-imports from Canada, re-exports after processing

Blacktip shark

Carcharhinus limbatus

max 255
f 255 m 226

meat-eaten (frozen fillets/ medallions) [supermarkets]

fin-exports

Sandbar shark

Carcharhinus plumbeus

max 239
f 234 m 224

Bull shark

Carcharhinus leucas

max 340
f 324 m 299

meat-eaten

 

Spinner shark

Carcharhinus brevipinna

max 278
f 278 m 233

Silky shark

Carcharhinus falciformis

max 330
f 305 m 300

Lemon shark

Negaprion brevirostris

max 340
f 285 m 279

Blue shark

Prionace glauca

max 383
f 323 m 311

Salmon shark

Lamna ditropis

max 305
f 305 m 240

Broadnose sevengill shark

Notorynchus cepedianus

max 290
f 288 m 226

Oceanic whitetip shark

Carcharhinus longimanus

max 395
f 270 m 245

meat-eaten (fresh/smoked)

Thresher shark

Alopias vulpinus

max 609
f 549 m 420

meat-eaten [restaurants]

meat-imports from Chile, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Surinam, Uruguay, Canada, Portugal, Japan, Philippines and Taiwan Province of China

Shortfin mako shark

Isurus oxyrinchus

max 394
f 394 m 284

Porbeagle

Lamna nasus

max 300+
f 219 m 262

Sand tiger shark

Eugomphodus taurus

max 318
f 300 m 257

meat-eaten (fresh/frozen/smoked)

 

Atlantic sharpnose shark

Rhizoprionodon terraenovae

max 110
f 110 m 103

meat-eaten

Tiger shark

Galeocerdo cuvier

max 550
f 550 m 370

Bonnethead shark

Sphyrna tiburo

max 150
f 130 m 124

Blacknose shark

Carcharhinus acronotus

max 200
f 137 m 106

Copper shark

Carcharhinus brachyurus

max 292
f 292 m 266

Leopard shark

Triakis semifasciata

max 180
f 180 m 150

Finetooth shark

Carcharhinus isodon

max 189
f 165 m 158

meat-eaten (fresh)

Longfin mako shark

Isurus paucus

max 417
f 417 m 245

meat-eaten (fresh/frozen)

Pacific angel shark

Squatina californica

max 152
f 108 m 114

Tope shark

Galeorhinus galeus

max 195
f 195 m 175

Smalltail shark

Carcharhinus porosus

max 150
f 134 m 117

meat-eaten (fresh/frozen)
carcass-fishmeal

*Backs: headed, gutted, and skinless with belly flaps removed.

**Skin: taken from the upper part of the tail fin, traded as food with the glamorised name of fish lips. In Taiwan Province of China, skin from the body is also eaten.

Source: Expanded from Kreuzer & Ahmed 1978 and updated using various sources.


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