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White Shark

Illustrator
Duane Raver, Jr.
Season
CLOSED - no harvest permitted

White sharks must be immediately released to ensure the maximum probability of survival, without removing the fish from the water.
Size Limit
CLOSED - no harvest permitted

White sharks must be immediately released to ensure the maximum probability of survival, without removing the fish from the water.
Daily Limit / Person
CLOSED - no harvest permitted

White sharks must be immediately released to ensure the maximum probability of survival, without removing the fish from the water.
Delaware Range
Atlantic Ocean
Abundance in Delaware Waters
Rare
General Habitat and Food Preferences
The White Shark mostly stays in the upper part of the water column of nearshore waters. However, it ranges from the surf line to well offshore and from the surface and to depths of over 800 feet.

They commonly feed on rays, sharks, fishes, seals, and dolphins.
General Description
The White Shark is a heavy-bodied shark that is blue-grey to grey-brown on top with white underneath.

The boundary between these tones is generally abrupt.
Did You Know?
The White Shark is also known as the "great white" and was featured in the movie "JAWS".
Common Fishing Lures and Baits
It is unlawful to release a White Shark in a manner that will not ensure the shark's maximum probability of survival (e.g., no gaffs, no clubbing, careful hook removal, etc.).

It is unlawful for any hook and line fisherman to remove a White Shark from the water.
Typical Sizes Caught
White Sharks can reach weights of over 2500 pounds.
Citation Minimum Lengths/Weights
White Sharks are a protected species and are not currently eligible for any Delaware Sport Fishing Tournament citation.
Delaware State Record
White Sharks are a protected species and are not currently eligible for any Delaware record.