Dogfish Still Abundant in Gulf of Maine

Dogfish Still Abundant in Gulf of Maine
A spiny dogfish swims along a stretch of sandy seafloor with a school of sand lance nearby. Photo/Matthew Lawrence, NOAA Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary.

Boston Globe: The stability of the dogfish population off the coast of New England is not in jeopardy despite a recent survey that found less of the fish off of Maine and New Hampshire than in previous years.

The little sharks, which range from Labrador to Florida and are most abundant from Nova Scotia to Cape Hatteras, N.C., are still abundant in New England’s waters, according to scientists and fishermen.

Read more about the abundance of dogfish in the Gulf of Maine.