Atlantic white marlin

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harvest levels of Atlantic white marlin were unsustainable and that, even under the best of circumstances, the species would continue to decline. More

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

Description: The Atlantic White Marlin has a sharp bill and pointed fins like other marlins. This beautiful fish is a sleek, fast and powerful swimmer. The upper half of its body is deep blue to chocolate brown and the lower half is silvery-white. More

POPULATION TREND: The Atlantic white marlin has been reduced to less than 10 percent of its historic population size in the Atlantic Ocean. The species has steadily declined by 3 percent each year since monitoring began in the mid-1980s. More

the Atlantic white marlin stock will probably require closure of large areas of ocean to commercial fishing. Removing international longline effort from key hotspots where marlin likely spawn will certainly decrease the mortality through incidental catch. More

The Atlantic white marlin has a sharp bill and pointed fins like all marlins. This highly migratory, deep-water species follows the seasons to warmer waters. White marlin can grow to 10 feet (three meters) in length. More

Atlantic white marlin has been overfished for many years and is still below safe levels. Avoid eating. ADVICE / ALTERNATIVES No similar fish can be recommended but look at our Fish to Eat list and try something else. More

on the status of Atlantic white marlin we may not have yet. More

protecting the Atlantic white marlin under the ESA was "not warranted. More

Like the closely related Atlantic white marlin, striped marlin sail into their northernmost range on the weakly defined southern limb of the California Current, from which pieces break off and spin much like the warm-water eddies of the Atlantic's Gulf Stream. More

Atlantic white marlin have historically been landed as incidental catch of foreign and domestic commercial pelagic longline fisheries, or by recreational and artisanal fishermen. More

Common names

Aguja blanca in Spanish (español)
Aguja blanca del Alántico in Spanish (español)
Aguja blanca del Atlántico in Spanish (español)
Aguja de costa in Spanish (español)
Aguja de paladar in Spanish (español)
Agulha in Portuguese (Português)
Agulhão in Portuguese (Português)
Agulhão branca in Portuguese (Português)
Agulhão-branco in Portuguese (Português)
Agulhão-prata in Portuguese (Português)
Alfiler in Spanish (español)
Alton in Spanish (español)
Atlantic white marlin in English
Augghia peddirina in Italian (Italiano)
Augghia pilligrina in Italian (Italiano)
Bag-sae-chi in Korean (한국어)
Belyi marlin in Russian (русский язык)
Bicuda in Portuguese (Português)
Blanca in Spanish (español)
Cabezona in Portuguese (Português)
Cabezona in Spanish (español)
Cometa in Spanish (español)
Espadarte meca in Portuguese (Português)
Espadarte-branco in Portuguese (Português)
Espadarte-meca in Portuguese (Português)
Espadim branco in Portuguese (Português)
Espadim-branco in Portuguese (Português)
Espadim-branco do Atlântico in Portuguese (Português)
Espadim-branco-do-Atlântico in Portuguese (Português)
Espadium branco in Portuguese (Português)
Espadium pequenho in Portuguese (Português)
Espadon in French (français)
Espadon branco do Atlantico in Portuguese (Português)
Hvid marlin in Danish (dansk)
Hvit marlin in Norwegian (Norsk)
Makaire blanc in French (français)
Makaire blanc de l'Atlantique in French (français)
Marlí blanc in Catalan (Català)
Marlim in Portuguese (Português)
Marlim-branco in Portuguese (Português)
marlin in English
Marlin alb in Rumanian
Marlin bialy in Polish (polski)
Marlin bianco in Italian (Italiano)
Marlin blanca in Spanish (español)
marlin blanco in Spanish (español)
Marlin-branco in Portuguese (Português)
Marlinos Atlantikou in Greek (Ελληνικά)
Marlinos Atlantikou in Greek, Modern (1453)
Nishimaka in Japanese (日本語)
Nishimakajiki in Japanese (日本語)
Pêto in Portuguese (Português)
Pez aguja in Spanish (español)
PÍto in Portuguese (Português)
skilligalee in English
Spjutfisk in Swedish (Svenska)
Valkomarliini in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Varé in Creole, French
Varé in Creoles and Pidgins, French
Vit marlin in Swedish (Svenska)
Weißer Marlin in German (Deutsch)
white marlin in English
Wit marlyn in Afrikaans
Witte marlijn in Dutch (Nederlands)
Μαρλίνος Aτλαντικού in Greek (Ελληνικά)
копьеносец белая in Russian (русский язык)
марлин белый in Russian (русский язык)
白枪鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
白槍魚 in Mandarin Chinese
白色四鰭旗魚 in Mandarin Chinese
白色四鳍旗鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
⏠αρλίνος Ατλαντικού in Greek, Modern (1453)

Order : Perciformes
Family : Istiophoridae
Genus : Tetrapturus
Species : Tetrapturus belone
Authority : Poey, 1860