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Sharks of New Hampshire

A variety of sharks are found in coastal waters off New Hampshire. There are federal and state regulations around the harvest of sharks in both federal and state waters. Below are sharks species that have state regulations in New Hampshire (see Recreational Saltwater Fishing – Finfish and Commercial Saltwater Fishing – Finfish).

Shark illustrations: ©Victor Young: Shortfin mako, Blue shark; ©Katie Steel: Porbeagle;
©USFWS/Duane Raver Illustrations: Spiny dogfish; ©NOAA: Thresher shark

Regulations in red are new this year.

Purple text indicates an important note.

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