Can you buy sharks in Australia?

In Australia, most sharks can be legally caught by commercial and recreational fishers. Under the EPBC Act, it is an offence to kill, injure, take, trade, keep, or move any member of a listed threatened species on Australian Government land or in Commonwealth waters without a permit.

What sharks can you keep in Australia?

These include:

  • grey nurse shark.
  • great white shark.
  • dwarf sawfish.
  • green sawfish.
  • shortfin mako.
  • porbeagle.
  • school shark.
  • Harrisson’s dogfish.

Where can you find sharks in Australia?

The Most Shark-Infested Waters in Australia

  • Eyre Peninsula.
  • Shark Bay.
  • Coral Sea.
  • Ningaloo Reef.
  • Byron Bay.
  • Perth.

What are the odds of being attacked by a shark in Australia?

Since 2000 there have been 17 fatal shark attacks along the West Australian coast with divers now facing odds of one in 16,000 for a fatal shark bite.

What is shark meat called in Australia?

Typically, in Australia, when you buy fish n’ chips you are often getting shark n’ chips. The shark meat you are consuming is probably called flake. Your serving of flake n’ chips, unless labelled, could be any number of shark species including endangered shark species.

What sharks can you eat in Australia?

Australia. Shark meat is popular in Australia, where it is known as flake. Flake is sourced primarily from gummy shark, a small, bottom-feeding species abundant along the east coast of Australia.

Can I keep a tiger shark?

Tiger Sharks Don’t Belong In Aquariums So let’s clear that up. Sand tiger sharks are one of the more common sharks in aquariums.

Is shark fin illegal in Australia?

In Australian fisheries it is illegal to possess shark fins on board a commercial fishing vessel without having the whole shark on the vessel. This helps ensure that shark finning is not occurring at sea. Once landed the whole shark must be offloaded to a licensed fish receiver.