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Shark control program: Sharks caught by type, Queensland, 2005–06 to 2015–16

Grouping Shark type Financial year
    2005–06 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15 2015–16
    — number —
Whaler Bull (a) 46 84 110 91 91 111 135 151 101 111 106
Black tip 68 88 71 73 56 79 97 80 84 87 100
Long nose 64 38 24 37 47 64 49 56 41 31 39
Pigeye 10 7 9 5 5 15 21 16 3 7 15
Dusky 6 8 13 10 12 23 15 15 12 14 6
Other Species (b) 36 36 50 47 47 47 72 89 46 40 37
Total 230 261 277 263 258 339 389 407 287 290 303
Hammerhead Scalloped 44 38 34 33 25 26 17 14 13 21 13
Great 11 8 6 33 23 21 17 26 26 19 15
Other Species 12 20 17 3 1 1 5 1 5 4 0
Total 67 66 57 69 49 48 39 41 44 44 28
Other Tiger 219 196 216 200 217 190 213 242 270 262 258
White pointer 3 3 7 10 12 6 8 10 7 8 8
Short Fin Mako 5 6 2 3 3 1 3 4 1 2 4
Grey nurse 0 0 4 2 2 4 1 3 4 2 2
Other shark species 29 18 26 32 48 49 63 6 54 31 44
Total 256 223 255 247 282 250 288 265 336 305 316
Total 553 550 589 579 589 637 716 713 667 639 647
n.a. = not available
 
(a) Prior to 1992–93, bull sharks were classified as either whalers unknown or black tip whaler sharks.
(b) For 1992–93 to 1996–97, included in other whaler species.
 
Source: Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
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Last reviewed 27 July 2016