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COSEWIC Assessment and Status Report on the Blue Shark (Atlantic and Pacific Populations) in Canada

Assessment and Status Report
on the
Blue Shark
Prionace glauca

Atlantic Population
Pacific Population

in Canada

Blue Shark (Prionace glauca)

Atlantic population - Special concern
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 blue shark Prionace glauca (Atlantic and Pacific populations) in Canada. Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. Ottawa.  vii + 46 pp.
(Species at Risk Status Reports)


Production Note:

COSEWIC would like to acknowledge Scott Wallace, Steven Campana, Gordon (Sandy) McFarlane and Jacquelynne King for writing the status report on the blue shark (Prionace glauca)(Atlantic and Pacific populations) in Canada, prepared under contract with Environment Canada. This report was overseen and edited by Mart Gross and Howard Powles, Co-chairs, COSEWIC Marine Fishes Species Specialist Subcommittee, and Blair Holtby, member, Marine Fishes 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
E-mail: COSEWIC/

Également disponible en français sous le titre Évaluation et Rapport de situation du COSEPAC sur le requin bleu (Prionace glauca) Populations de l'Atlantique et du Pacifique au Canada.

Cover illustration:
Blue Shark -- D.R. (Bon) Harriott, from Hart, J.L. 1973, Pacific fishes of Canada. Fisheries Board of Canada Bulletin 180, Ottawa 1973; FS94-180.

© Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada 2006
Catalogue No.: CW69-14/463-2006E-PDF
ISBN: 0-662-43230-4

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