Porbeagle Shark


The Porbeagle Shark ⁣(Lamna ‍nasus) is ⁣a species of mackerel shark from the family⁢ Lamnidae.

Conservation Status

The Porbeagle Shark is currently listed as⁣ Vulnerable‍ by the ‌International Union for ‍Conservation​ of Nature (IUCN). Conservation efforts are ongoing and include international agreements to limit fishing as well as protective legislation in some ⁣countries.


Statistic Average Range
Length 2.5m 1.5 – 3.5m
Weight 135kg 70 ⁣-⁣ 200kg
Average ⁤Lifespan 30-40 Years


Porbeagle Sharks are found in the cold and temperate marine waters of the North Atlantic and Southern Hemisphere. They ‌are known to migrate‍ seasonally, moving towards ⁣the poles in​ the summer and towards the ‌equator in the winter.


Porbeagle Sharks typically inhabit offshore waters. They ⁤can be ‌found at depths of up to 700m and prefer water temperatures⁤ between⁢ 1 and 18 degrees⁢ Celsius.

When and Where ⁢to See

Porbeagle Sharks⁤ are most‍ commonly seen in the warmer ‍months of the year ‌during their​ seasonal migration. They ⁢are ⁤most⁣ active during the ​day.

Best Fishing Locations

While Porbeagle Sharks can be found in many regions, some of the ‌most popular fishing locations include the ‍North Sea, the‌ waters around Iceland and Newfoundland, and the Bay of ⁤Biscay.

How⁢ to Catch

The best bait⁤ for Porbeagle Sharks includes⁣ small fish like⁣ mackerel, herring, and squids. Popular fishing techniques include trolling and chumming. The best time to fish is⁣ during daytime, particularly in‌ spring ​and summer.

Identification Guide

Porbeagle Sharks are dark bluish-gray ‍to brown on their dorsal‍ (top) side, ⁤and white on their ventral ⁢(bottom)​ side.⁤ They have a pointed snout, ‍large pectoral fins, and a crescent-shaped tail. Compared to similar species, Porbeagle Sharks have a more streamlined body and lack the prominent dorsal ‘caudal keel’ found ⁢in other mackerel sharks.


Porbeagle Shark meat is often used in fish and ⁤chips and is considered high-quality. ​It has a mild, ‌naturally sweet taste. ‌Nutritional value includes a ⁤good source of protein, vitamin B12, and healthy fats. It can be cooked in many ways, including grilling, broiling, and frying.

Additional Information

Porbeagle Sharks are known for their playful behavior, often seen leaping out of ⁢the water. They are solitary animals but can be‌ seen in small groups during feeding or mating. They are also known to face several threats​ including overfishing and ⁢bycatch. They have been​ commercially fished since the early 20th century.

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