Identifying sharks and rays - A guide for NSW commercial fishers

Identifying sharks and rays - cover

Many shark and ray species are caught by commercial fishing operations in New South Wales (NSW) waters and refined catch information is vital for the successful management of these species.

This guide is designed to assist commercial fishers identify sharks and rays potentially encountered in NSW waters. It contains simple, easy-to-use keys that highlight certain external distinguishing features for identification purposes.

The keys are further supported by detailed species information and illustrations so that identification can be made with confidence.