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New Hampshire

Saltwater Fishing

Saltwater Fishing


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).


Blue Shark

Shortfin mako

Shortfin Mako Shark

Spiny dogfish

Spiney Dogfish Shark


Porbeagle Shark


Thresher Shark

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