Atlantic blue marlin

Marlin are distributed throughout the Atlantic's tropical and temperate waters; they are more populous in the western parts.

TBF captain-trophy winner for most tagged and released atlantic Blue Marlin in 2008: CAPTAIN BONZE, fishing on HAPPY HOOKER 1 !!!! He is the third of the "HAPPY HOOKER FISHING TEAM" after Captain Simon and myself, to win that trophy !! Our very best congratulations to him ! More

The Atlantic blue marlin (Makaira nigricans) is a species of marlin endemic to the Atlantic Ocean. The Atlantic blue marlin (hereafter, marlin) feeds on a wide variety of organisms near the surface. More

In the western Atlantic blue marlin can be seasonally found as far north as George's Bank and the continental shelf canyons off Cape Cod, influenced by the warm current of the Gulf Stream, and as far south as southern Brazil; in the eastern Atlantic their seasonal range extends More

The last assessment for Atlantic blue marlin was conducted in 2006. Habitat and BiologyClimatic zone: Temperate. Horizontal distribution: Oceanic. Vertical distribution: Pelagic. More

The larger Marlins are: the Atlantic Blue Marlin which can reach over six and a half feet (two meters) in length and weigh two hundred sixty pounds (one hundred and eighteen kilograms), and the Black Marlin, which can be sixteen feet More

Atlantic Blue Marlin and the smaller White Marlin found in the productive waters surrounding the archipelago. More

Atlantic Blue Marlin, White Marlin, and occasionally Yellowfin and Big Eye Tuna, Swordfish, and various types of shark (including Hammerheads, Six Gill and Mako). Smaller tuna species, Blue Fish, Wahoo, Dorado, Barracuda, and many more, can be found in abundance. More

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a seriously large Atlantic blue marlin is The Azores Dedicated to the Memory of our Friend, Capt. Joseph Franck Photo of world record Atlantic blue marlin - 1,189 lbs. - Azores Left, Capt. More

Harmattan captures another 900lb Atlantic Blue Marlin from Ascension Island on a Nitro in the Willow pattern. Photo courtesy Capt. More

using J-hooks while fishing for Atlantic blue marlin in tournaments and they have suggested that fishing for billfish with J-hooks trolled at high speeds with heavy tackle does not result in high post-release hooking mortalities of Atlantic billfish species. More

The lateral line of an Atlantic blue marlin is a reticulated network that is more complex than the simple loops of the Pacific specimens. The vent is just in front of the anal fin, as it is in all billfish except the spearfish. More

The Atlantic blue marlin is part of the billfish family Istiophoridae and is in the perch-like order Perciformes. In addition, it is in the suborder Xiphioidei and is a member of the subclass Neopterygii, which means "new wings. More

The Atlantic blue marlin is one of three species in the genus Makaira, which is derived from the greek word machaira, meaning "a short sword or bent dagger," and the latin term machaera, which means "sword." The specific name nigricans is Latin for "becoming black. More

assessments, which indicate the Atlantic blue marlin stocks are in a decline. U.S. fisheries operating in Atlantic waters comply with ICCAT recommendations and currently release most live marlin. In the Pacific, blue marlin is also caught incidentally on tuna and swordfish longlines and is sometimes released. More

Order : Perciformes
Family : Istiophoridae
Genus : Makaira
Species : Makaira nigricans
Authority : Lacep