Shark, Nurse

Scientific name: Ginglymostoma cirratum (Bonnaterre, 1788)

Common name: Nurse shark

Species Codes for Trip Ticket Reporting:
Marine Life Code: 655 - Shark, nurse
Food and Bait Code: 497 - Shark, other

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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