Shark, White | Carcharodon carcharias | Pacific population
Status: Data Deficient
Last Examination and Change: April 2006 (New)
Canadian Occurrence: Pacific Ocean
Status Criteria: Not applicable
Reason for Designation: The species is globally distributed in sub-tropical and temperate waters, but absent from cold polar waters; hence Atlantic and Pacific populations in Canada are isolated from each other and are considered separate designatable units. This very large apex predator is rare in most parts of its range, but particularly so in Canadian waters, which represent the northern fringe of its distribution. There are only 13 records over 43 years for the Pacific coast of Canada. No abundance trend information is available for Pacific Canadian waters, or for adjacent waters in the United States that would permit a status designation.
Status History: Species considered in April 2006 and placed in the Data Deficient category.