Blue shark

Order: 
Carcharhiniformes
Family: 
Carcharhinidae

Marine fish with cartilaginous skeleton and slender body. Elongate and sharp snout. Sharp and slightly oblique teeth, with serrated edges. Oval eyes with nictitating membrane. Smooth skin. Deep indigo color on dorsum, lighter flanks and white ventral face. After death, these colors turn grey.

International Designations

Germany: 
Blauhai
France: 
Requin bleu
Italy: 
Verdesca
Portugal: 
Tintureira
UK: 
Blue shark
Japan: 
Yoshikirizame
Fishing gears: 
Hooks
Trawls
Gillnets
FAO code: 
BSH
Scientific name: 
Prionace glauca
Type: 
Blue fish
Fishing areas: 
Area 27: the Northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 31: the Western part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 34: the Eastern Central part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 37: the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea
Area 41: the Southwestern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 47: the Southeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 51: the Western part of the Indian Ocean
Area 57: the Eastern part of the Indian Ocean
Area 61: the Northwestern part of the Pacific Ocean
Area 67: the Northeastern part of the Pacific Ocean
Area 71: the Western Central part of the Pacific Ocean
Area 77: the Eastern Central part of the Pacific Ocean
Area 81: the Southwestern part of the Pacific Ocean
Area 87: the Southeastern part of the Pacific Ocean
Global production (Tons): 
104525
Fishing seasons: 
ENE
FEB
MAR
ABR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AGO
SEP
OCT
NOV
DIC