All three species of thresher shark, including the Pelagic, Bigeye, and Common thresher, have been listed as vulnerable with a decreasing population trend on the IUCN red list. Because thresher sharks mature and reproduce slowly, they are especially susceptible to detrimental effects to their populations. They are fished for their fins and meat, and also end up as bycatch in fishing nets.
- Recommended Age: 3+
- Size in cm: 17 L x 8.5 W x
- Size in inches: 6.69 L x 3.35 W x
- UPC: 095866200206
The common thresher shark, bigeye thresher shark and pelagic thresher shark are all listed as vulnerable. In addition to being targeted by unmanaged recreational and commercial fisheries, their populations are also declining due to a slow rate of recovery. Conservation efforts to protect these species include enforcing stricter fishing regulations and implementing bans on shark finning.