Fat Tuna


Tope shark

Galeorhinus galeus

Within the region, tope are usually captured in coastal areas or at seamounts in depths of up to 200 m.

Conservation Status

Although this species is red listed for the North Atlantic by the IUCN, stocks of tope occurring in the Azores appear to be healthy.

Principal fishing methods

Handline and bottom Line.


This species has a maximum reported size of 193 cm (44 kg) and a maximum reported age of 55 years.


All year round



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