Vulnerable (VU) in the Northeast Atlantic
Sandtiger Shark © Shannon Conway.

Species listed as Vulnerable have a high risk of extinction in the wild. Monitoring, management and further research is needed immediately. In the UK, this is recognised through the inclusion of the Shortfin Mako Shark (a pelagic shark caught in vast numbers by high-seas longline and gillnet fleets) and the Kitefin Shark (a deepwater species with a very low resilience to fishing pressure) in the UK Biodiversity Action Plan.

There are currently 15 elasmobranchs (sharks, skates, rays) in the Northeast Atlantic listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List:

Angular Rough Shark © Marc Dando.
Angular Rough Shark

Oxynotus centrina
Bigeye Thresher Shark © Marc Dando.
Bigeye Thresher Shark

Alopias superciliosus

Birdbeak Dogfish © Marc Dando.Birdbeak Dogfish
Deania calcea

Common Smoothhound © Marc Dando.
Common Smoothhound

Mustelus mustelus
Dusky Shark © Marc Dando.
Dusky Shark

Carcharhinus obscurus
 

Kitefin Shark © Marc Dando.
Kitefin Shark

Dalatias licha

Longfin Mako Shark © Marc Dando.
Longfin Mako Shark

Isurus paucus
 

Oceanic Whitetip Shark © Marc Dando.
Oceanic Whitetip Shark

Carcharhinus longimanus

Sandbar Shark © Marc Dando.
Sandbar Shark

Carcharhinus plumbeus
 
Sandtiger Shark © Marc Dando.Sandtiger Shark
Carcharias taurus
 
Smalltooth Sandtiger Shark © Marc Dando.
Smalltooth Sandtiger Shark
Odontaspis ferox
 
 Smooth Hammerhead Shark © Marc Dando.
Smooth Hammerhead Shark
Sphyrna zygaena
Shortfin Mako Shark © Marc Dando.
Shortfin Mako Shark

Isurus oxyrinchus
 
White Shark © Marc Dando.
White Shark

Carcharodon carcharias
 

 
 
       
Sandy Ray © Marc Dando.
Sandy Ray

Leucoraja circularis