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The Daggernose shark is unique, very little is known about it except that it is critically endangered. It is unfortunately the case that with many species they are forced into extinction before they are even recognised.
The Daggernose shark is caught unintentionally in artisanal floating gillnets. The population has declined more than 90% in the last 10 years which is also a result of a restricted geographical range, a gestation period of 12 months and a slow reproductive cycle.
The IUCN recommends;