A gummy shark (Mustelus antarcticus
gummy shark (plural gummy sharks)
- (Australia) A species of shark, Mustelus antarcticus, endemic to southern and south-eastern Australia, the meat of which is sold as flake.
- 2005, Marine Resources Service (United Nations), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Review of the State of World Marine Fishery Resources, page 123,
- Quotas also apply to school and gummy shark bycatch in the South East Trawl and Great Australian Bight Trawl fisheries.
- 2006, Steve Cooper, Fishing Techniques: Salt and Fresh Water, Australian Fishing Network, page 100,
- Best time for gummy sharks is on moonlit nights when they will move into knee-deep water on a rising tide to feed.
2008, Rex Hunt, Fishing Guide to Melbourne and Surrounds, page 77:
- Many gummy sharks are caught off the surf beaches every season. Night time is best and big baits are needed to combat lice and other menaces like crabs.