Mako Shark

Characteristics

 

Habitat: the Mako shark may be considered an offshore species that is highly migratory and that may occur in the Azores throughout the year. The species may be found at the surface and to depths of up to 750 m.

Principal fishing methods: surface longline.

Biology: this species has a maximum reported size of 400 cm (505 kg) and a maximum reported age of 25 years.

Conservation status: the Mako shark has been red listed by the IUCN for the North Atlantic. There is good reason for concern as to the status of this species.