Northern England Project - Resources

Download useful resources, including commercial fisheries advisories and ID Guides for Northern England below:

ID Guide to Sharks, Skates and Rays in Northern English Waters (pdf)

Pocket Guide to Sustainable Shark, Skate and Ray Fisheries in Northern English Waters (pdf)

Pocket Guide poster outlining species prohibited or restricted to commercial vessels in Northern English waters (pdf)

Commercial Fisheries Advisories:

The advisories below are only intended to assist commercial fishermen and enforcement agencies in Northern England waters. Additional advisories are available for UK and EU waters.

Please note: TACs and restrictions for some species may have changed since 2013.

Angelshark Fisheries Advisory.
Angelshark / Monkfish

Basking Shark Fisheries Advisory.
Basking Shark

Common Skate Fisheries Advisory.
Common Skate

Thresher Sharks Fisheries Advisory.
Thresher Sharks

Tope Fisheries Advisory.
White Skate Fisheries Advisory.
White Skate



Shark ID Guides:

Angelshark © Marc Dando.

Squatina squatina
Angular Roughshark © Marc Dando.
Angular Roughshark

Oxynotus centrina
Blackmouth Catshark © Marc Dando.
Blackmouth Catshark

Galeus melastomus
Blue Shark © Marc Dando.
Blue Shark

Prionace glauca
Bramble Shark © Marc Dando.
Bramble Shark

Echinorhinus brucus
Nursehound © Marc Dando.
Bull Huss/Nursehound

Scyliorhinus stellaris
Demon Catshark © Marc Dando.
Demon Catsharks

Apristurus spp.
Frilled Shark © Marc Dando.Frilled Shark
Chlamydoselachus anguineus
Great Lantern Shark © Marc Dando.
Great Lanternshark

Etmopterus princeps
Kitefin Shark © Marc Dando.
Kitefin Shark

Dalatias licha
Leafscale Gulper Shark © Marc Dando.
Leafscale Gulper Shark

Centrophorus squamosus
Longnose Velvet Dogfish © Marc Dando.
Longnose Velvet Dogfish

Centroselachus crepidater
Porbeagle Shark © Marc Dando.
Porbeagle Shark

Lamna nasus
Portugese Dogfish © Marc Dando.
Portugese Dogfish

Centroscymnus coelolepis
Shortfin Mako Shark © Marc Dando.
Shortfin Mako Shark

Isurus oxyrinchus
Smallspotted Catshark © Marc Dando.
Smallspotted Catshark

Scyliorhinus canicula
Spiny Dogfish © Marc Dando.
Spurdog/Spiny Dogfish

Squalus acanthias
Starry Smoothhound © Marc Dando.
Starry Smoothhound

Mustelus asterias
Thresher Shark © Marc Dando.
Thresher Shark

Alopias vulpinus
Tope Shark © Marc Dando.

Galeorhinus galeus

Skate and Ray ID Guides:

Blonde Ray © Marc Dando.
Blonde Ray

Raja brachyura
Common Skate © Marc Dando.
Common Skate

Dipturus batis
Cuckoo Ray © Marc Dando.
Cuckoo Ray

Leucoraja naevus
Small-eyed Ray © Marc Dando.
Small-eyed Ray

Raja microocellata
Spotted Ray © Marc Dando.
Spotted Ray

Raja montagui
Thornback Ray © Marc Dando.
Thornback Ray

Raja clavata
White Skate © Marc Dando.
White Skate

Rostroraja alba


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