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COSEWIC Assessment and Update Status Report for the White Shark (Carcharodon carcharias) in Canada

Assessment and Update Status Report
on the
White Shark
Carcharodon carcharias
Atlantic population
Pacific population
in Canada

White Shark (Carcharodon carcharias)

Atlantic Population – Endangered
Pacific Population – Data Deficient

Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada

Comité sur la situation des espèces en péril au Canada

COSEWIC status reports are working documents used in assigning the status of wildlife species suspected of being at risk. This report may be cited as follows:

COSEWIC 2006. COSEWIC assessment and status report on the White Shark Carcharodon carcharias(Atlantic and Pacific populations) in Canada. Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. Ottawa.  vii + 31 pp.

Production note:

COSEWIC would like to acknowledge R. Aidan Martin and Scott Wallace for writing the status report on the white shark, Carcharodon carcharias, (Atlantic and Pacific populations) in Canada, prepared under contract with Environment Canada. The report was overseen and edited by Mart Gross and Paul Bentzen (Co-chairs, COSEWIC Marine Fishes Species Specialist Subcommittee).


For additional copies contact:

COSEWIC Secretariat
c/o Canadian Wildlife Service
Environment Canada
Ottawa, ON

K1A 0H3
Tel.: 819-953-3215
Fax: 819-994-3684

Également disponible en français sous le titre Ếvaluation et Rapport de situation du COSEPAC sur le Grand requin blanc (Carcharodon carcharias) au Canada.

Cover illustration:
White Shark -- Provided by R. Aidan Martin.

©Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada 2006
Catalogue No. CW69-14/507-2006E-PDF
ISBN 0-662-43322-X

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