Scientific name: Ginglymostoma cirratum (Bonnaterre, 1788)
Common name: Nurse shark
Species Codes for Trip Ticket Reporting:
Food and Bait Code: 497 - Shark, other
Marine Life Code: 655 - Shark, nurse
License and Endorsements Required for Commercial harvest:
SPL - Saltwater Products License
RS - Restricted Species Endorsement
FP - Federal Permit **
* These are unofficial designations, please see Florida Administrative Code Chapter 68B for specifics, https://www.flrules.org/.
** National Marine Fisheries Service Southeast Regional Office, Fishery Permits: http://sero.nmfs.noaa.gov/permits/permits.htm.
For more Commercial Fisheries information see the Commercial Saltwater Fishing section.
Image Credit: Don DeMaria