Fisheries and Resources Monitoring System

Blacktip shark - Coastal areas of Trinidad and Tobago
Marine Resource  Fact Sheet
Status of stocks and resources 1999
Blacktip shark - Coastal areas of Trinidad and Tobago
Fact Sheet Citation  
Blacktip shark - Coastal areas (between 61.78127°-60.90580° W)
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FAO Names: en - Blacktip shark, fr - Requin bordé, es - Tiburón macuira
Geographic extent of Blacktip shark - Coastal areas of Trinidad and Tobago
Main Descriptors
Considered a single stock: No        Spatial Scale: Sub-Regional
Reference year: 1997
Biological State and Trend

Habitat and Biology
Climatic zone: Tropical.   Bottom type: Soft bottom clean sand; Soft bottom muddy or muddy-sand.   Depth zone: Shelf - Upper shelf (up to 100 m).   Horizontal distribution: Littoral; Neritic.   Vertical distribution: Pelagic.  

Geographical Distribution
Jurisdictional distribution: Shared between nations

Water Area Overview
Spatial Scale: Sub-Regional

Geo References
Resource Structure
Considered a single stock: No
“Shark fisheries in the Caribbean: status of their management including issues of concern in Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana and Dominica. In Case studies of the management of elasmobranch fisheries” C. Chan A Shing 1999 FAO Fish. Tech Paper No. 378/1 FAO Click to open
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