Do not take in shark refuge areas.
The dorsal and pectoral fins must remain attached to all shark until they are landed.
Found on the bottom over both reef and sand although their preference is for reefy or seagrass areas. They tend to prefer shallower coastal waters down to 300 metres deep.
Often considered an unwanted bycatch species if taken by recreational fishers. They will readily take the baits of line fishers and become entangled in nets. There is very low meat return considering the size of this shark and they have tough skin and cartilage which makes cleaning difficult.
All shark species should be handled carefully. Port Jackson sharks have crushing plates in their strong jaws and sharp poisonous spines on their dorsal fins.