FAO Fisheries Department

Sharks, batoids and chimaeras of the North Atlantic



FAO Species Catalogue for Fishery Purposes No. 7 is now available. This catalogue provides comprehensive and updated information on the identification, taxonomy, distribution,

biology and ecology of the sharks, rays, skates and chimaeras of the North Atlantic (FAO Areas 21 and 27). The volume, prepared by the FAO FishFinder programme, is fully indexed and also includes sections on terminology and measurements including an extensive glossary, a list of species by FAO Statistical Areas and a dedicated bibliography.