Is gummy shark sustainable?

Sustainable gummy shark is not yet available in Australia and New Zealand with the MSC blue fish tick.

What is gummy shark?

Gummy shark (Mustelus antarcticus) also known as flake is commonly used as the fish in ‘fish & chips’ in Australia.

How do I know if gummy shark is sustainable?

There is no such thing as a sustainable species of fish. Only sustainable populations of fish. Currently, there are no gummy shark fisheries certified to the MSC Fisheries Standard - the internationally recognised best practice for sustainable fishing.

Gummy shark facts

According to the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA), Gummy sharks reach reproductive maturity at 4-5 years of age, with males maturing at a smaller size than females. 

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