Spiny Dogfish

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Photo Credit: Rick Starr, NOAA

Overview

  • Species Common Name Spiny Dogfish
  • Species Scientific Name Squalus acanthias

Ecoregions

Special needs

Juveniles often feed in nearshore waters.

Limiting factors

Low productivity with late female maturity and low fecundity. High concern for vulnerability to overfishing based on productivity and susceptibility analysis.

Conservation actions

Manage for sustainable harvest. Gather information to fill data gaps.

Key reference or plan

Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan