Sharks and rays
Very poor,Poor,Good,Very good

Status and trends are largely unknown and assumed to be good, but likely to vary between species and regions. The Temperate East, South-east, South-west marine regions are in poorer condition than the national state.

Year(s): 
2016
3
Unclear
Confidence (in grade): 
Limited
Confidence (in trend): 
Low
Comparability (to previous reports): 
Somewhat comparable

Sharks and rays

East, south-east and south-west in poor condition for some species (e.g. east coast population of grey nurse sharks)

Year(s): 
2011
3
Stable
Confidence (in grade): 
Limited
Confidence (in trend): 
Limited
Comparability (to previous reports): 
Not assessed

Whale sharks

South-west in very poor condition

Year(s): 
2011
2
Deteriorating
Confidence (in grade): 
Limited
Confidence (in trend): 
Limited
Comparability (to previous reports): 
Not assessed

Great white sharks

Condition continues to decline in the east

Year(s): 
2011
2
Improving
Confidence (in grade): 
Limited
Confidence (in trend): 
Limited
Comparability (to previous reports): 
Not assessed
Evans K, Bax NJ, Smith DC (2016). Marine environment: Sharks and rays . In: Australia state of the environment 2016, Australian Government Department of the Environment and Energy, Canberra, https://soe.environment.gov.au/assessment-summary-component/marine-environment/sharks-and-rays-0, DOI 10.4226/94/58b657ea7c296