Management group in regard to sharks means a group of shark species that are combined for quota management purposes. A management group may be split by region or sub-region, as defined at 635.27(1). A fishery for a management group can be opened or closed as a whole or at the regional or sub-regional levels. Sharks have the following management groups: Atlantic aggregated LCS, Gulf of Mexico aggregated LCS, research LCS, hammerhead, Atlantic non-blacknose SCS, Gulf of Mexico non-blacknose SCS, and pelagic sharks other than blue or porbeagle.
50 CFR § 635.2
In addition to the definitions in the Magnuson-Stevens Act, ATCA, and 600.10 of this chapter, the terms used in this part have following meanings. If applicable, the terms used in this part supercede those used in 600.10: