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The Pacific striped marlin are being consistently overfished because we just don't know enough about them. However, this new study may help reduce this.
CANCUN, Mexico, Dec.
New discoveries in “marine forensics” by researchers at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science will allow federal seafood agents to genetically test blue marlin to quickly and accurately determine their ocean of origin.
New findings cast uncertainty on previous population size assessments for the severely overfished white marlin and call for reassessment of international recovery efforts.
DUCK KEY, Fla., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The sport of sailfishing will be at its best in the Florida Keys when Hawks Cay (http://www.hawkscay.com) hosts The Sailfish Open (http://www.sailfishopen.com), March 5 - 8, 2009.
By LEE TOLLIVER By Lee Tolliver The Virginian-Pilot Bryan Whitehorne's first offshore fishing adventure provided a lot of experiences. Whitehorne, 18, of Virginia Beach , caught his first billfish on a recent trip out of Oregon Inlet.
The Marlin (also known as the spearfish) is a large game fish with an elongated body, a spearlike snout, and a long rigid dorsal fin, which extends forwards to form a crest. Measuring up to 2.5 m long, marlins are fast swimmers. They occur in all seas and hunt small fish. The larger species include the blue marlin (Makaira nigricans) which grows to 14.6 feet (4.6 m) long and around 992 pounds (450 kg). They are popular sporting fishes in certain tropical areas and are also commercially...
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