Identify a shark species in British Columbia

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Fisheries and Oceans Canada is committed to developing the highest standard of bycatch data, and to the conservation of shark species in British Columbia waters. The information in this guide is designed to assist the Department to monitor bycatch, and fish harvesters to correctly identify bycatch and to enter it in logbooks.

Pelagic sharks live in the upper layers of the open sea. Demersal sharks live on or near the sea bottom.

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