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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.

Characteristics
FAO code
BSH
Specie
Prionace glauca
Type
Blue fish
FAO 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
Fishing seasons
jan feb apr may jun jul aug sep oct nov dec
International denominations
Germany Blauhai
France Requin bleu
Italy Verdesca
Portugal Tintureira
United Kingdom Blue shark
Japan Yoshikirizame
Fishing areas
Fishing arts
Hooks
Trawls
Gillnets

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