Sharks and Rays
While FWRI does not conduct shark research, the institute provides
general information about sharks and rays that live in Florida
waters, as well as links to additional information and groups that
conduct shark research programs.
Shark attacks occur in the state of Florida and worldwide. Read
about current and historical statistics on shark attacks, relative
risks, and prevention.
The shark fishery in the state of Florida has increased since the
mid-1980s. Over three million pounds of shark were landed in 2003.
Learn about the shark fishery and regulations on shark fishing.
Learn about several common species of sharks found in Florida
Learn about several common species of rays found in Florida waters.