Atlantic Blacktip Shark

Carcharhinus limbatus

Also Known As

Black fin shark, Blacktip whaler, Common blacktip shark, Gray shark, Requiem shark, Small blacktip shark, Spot-fin ground shark

U.S. wild-caught Atlantic blacktip shark is a smart seafood choice because it is sustainably managed and responsibly harvested under U.S. regulations.



Availability varies because the fishery is open periodically throughout the year and closes when the quota is reached.


U.S. wild caught from New England to Florida and in the Gulf of Mexico.


Sweet, meaty taste.


Thick, large flakes and moist flesh.


Pinkish-white meat with ruby red edges.

Health Benefits

Shark is a low-fat source of protein and is high in selenium and vitamins B6 and B12. More information on health and seafood.

Health & Nutrition

Nutrition facts

Serving weight 100 g (raw)
Amount per serving
Calories 130
Protein 21 g
Fat, total 5 g
Saturated fatty acids, total 1 g
Carbohydrate 0 g
Sugars, total 0 g
Fiber, total dietary 0 g
Cholesterol 51 mg
Selenium 36.5 mcg
Sodium 79 mg

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