A complete list of the sharks in Irish waters has just been published. ‘Ireland Red List No. 11 Cartilaginous fish [Sharks, skates, rays and chimaeras]’ presents spatial distribution and biological information pertaining to 71 species in Irish waters.
Of those species discussed, research indicated that 6 species are ‘critically endangered’, with a further 5 assessed as ‘endangered’.
Clarke, M., Farrell, E.D., Roche, W., Murray, T.E., Foster, S. and Marnell, F. (2016) Ireland Red List No. 11: Cartilaginous fish [sharks, skates, rays and chimaeras]. National Parks and Wildlife Service, Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs. Dublin, Ireland.