Smoothhound sharks not overfished, NMFS determines
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Stock Status Determination for Atlantic Highly Migratory Atlantic Smooth Dogfish Shark
and the Gulf of Mexico Smoothhound Sharks Complex
A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 06/29/2015
This action serves as a notice that NMFS, on behalf of the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary), has determined that the Atlantic smooth dogfish shark (Mustelus canis) and the Gulf of Mexico smoothhound shark complex, which is comprised of Atlantic smooth dogfish, Florida smoothhound (M. norrisi), and Gulf smoothhound (M. sinusmexicanus), are not overfished and overfishing is not occurring.