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CONTACT THE UK SHARK TAGGING PROGRAMME
Administrator: Dr Ken Collins
National Oceanography Centre
Southampton SO14 3ZH
email: kjc@noc.soton.ac.uk
Tel/Fax UK: 023 8059 6010

ANGLER or VOLUNTEER?
The programme is aimed at sport shark anglers who record, tag and release the sharks that they catch.

There is also the newly formed Scottish Shark Tagging Programme

If you are not an angler

TAGGING INFORMATION
Introduction
How to Sex a Shark
What we hope to achieve
How Tagging Works
Why Tagging
Weigh slings
What to do if you catch a tagged shark
SHARK SPECIES (UK)
Directory of Domestic Shark Species
Tope (Galeorhinus galeus)
Blue Shark (Prionace glauca)
Blackmouth Dogfish (Galues melastomus)
Bull Huss (Sycliorhiunus stella)
Common Smooth Hound (Mustelus mustelus)
Hammerhead Shark
Lesser Spotted Cat Shark (Scyliorhinus canicula)
Mako Shark (Isurus oxyrinchus)
Angel Shark (Squatina squantina)
Porbeagle Shark (Lamna nasus)
Blunt Nose Six Gill Shark
Spurdog (Squalus acanthias)
Starry Smooth Hound (Mustelus asterias)
Thresher Shark (Alopias vulpinus)
TAGGING RESULTS

August 2012 recaptures

BLUES after 138 days 1450 nautical miles, 207 days 1820 miles, 281 days 1210 miles

TOPE 1741 days 445 days; STARRY SMOOTHHOUND 1682 days 340 miles

You will need to download GOOGLE EARTH to see more recapture information for Tope, Blues and Smoothhound

Recaptures of tagged sharks, updated January 2011(Google Earth file)

TOPE length/weight conversion

ANGLING METHODS FOR SHARKS AND ANGLING CONSERVATION
Angling Methods for Sharks
Code of Best Practice
Circle Hooks
Circle Hooks for Species
Circle Hook Rigging
TAGGING CHARTER BOAT PORTS

This information is has not been fully updated for a while, but may be a useful start to finding shark charter boats

Angelsey
Barmouth
Bideford
Bucklers Hard
Falmouth
Isle of Scilly
Isle of Wight - Yarmouth
Isle of Wight - Bembridge
Jersey
Kilchoan
Littlehampton
Luce Bay
Lymington
Lyme Bay
Minehead
Newquay
Milford Haven
Penarth
Poole
Portdinorwic
Portsmouth - Gosport
Portsmouth - Langstone
Plymouth
Rhyl
Southend on Sea
Wash Area
Weymouth
Whitby
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