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Status of sharks up for review by interstate managers

April 7, 2018

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Interstate regulators are planning to review the status of several species of coastal sharks that are managed by fishing authorities.

The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission is meeting on May 1 in Arlington, Virginia, to consider the status of the sharks. The commission’s Coastal Sharks Management Board will start by reviewing the results of a stock assessment of North Atlantic shortfin mako sharks.

The board will also review the results of a stock assessment of sandbar shark and provide an update about the Endangered Species Act listing status for the oceanic whitetip shark.

The commission manages coastal fisheries from Maine to Florida.

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