NY DEC Seeks Shark Sighting Reports

There are multiple shark species in New York’s marine waters, and DEC is celebrating some of the most well-known sharks in our area. Follow along with us on DEC’s Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages to learn more about sharks in New York!

Shark Spotter Digital Survey Reporting QR Code

You can typically find sharks in the deep waters offshore, but you can also find them chasing baitfish in the surf and coastal bays. Report any sightings of sharks to DEC’s Shark Spotter Digital Survey. Information provided to DEC helps researchers better understand New York’s shark populations. Check out the Shark Spotter Public Viewer to learn more about shark sightings that have been reported to DEC.

Before going fishing, make sure to visit our Recreational Shark Fishing webpage for information about permit requirements and regulations. Learn more about shark fishing and proper handling techniques by watching NOAA’s Shark Endorsement Education video.

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