gummy shark

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A gummy shark (Mustelus antarcticus)
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gummy shark (plural gummy sharks)

  1. (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[1], 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.


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