The status of Greenland shark populations are not well known. They support a fishery for liver oil in Greenland, Norway, and Iceland, but some researcher suspect that populations have diminished. They have an estimated population doubling time of 14 years. (Compagno and Fowler, 2005)
IUCN Red List: Near Threatened
US Federal List: No special status
CITES: No special status
- Compagno, L., S. Fowler. 2005. Sharks of the World. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press.