Shark, Great Hammerhead


Shark, Great Hammerhead

Scientific name: Sphyrna mokarran (Rüppell, 1837)

Common name: Great Hammerhead

Species Codes for Trip Ticket Reporting:
Marine Life Code: 656 - Shark, other
Food and Bait Code: 485 - Shark, hammerhead

License and Endorsements Required for Commercial harvest:
SPL - Saltwater Products License
FP - Federal Permit **

* These are unofficial designations, please see Florida Administrative Code Chapter 68B for specifics,

** National Marine Fisheries Service Southeast Regional Office, Fishery Permits:

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