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Synonyms for billfish

primitive predaceous North American fish covered with hard scales and having long jaws with needlelike teeth

giant warm-water game fish having a prolonged and rounded toothless upper jaw

slender long-beaked fish of temperate Atlantic waters

elongate European surface-dwelling predacious fishes with long toothed jaws

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I was just telling Conway about what got everyone so hot back then: the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) billfish "conservation" plan.
The catch was assigned to 1 of 5 groupings: billfish, which included swordfish and marlins, the latter of which were considered a bycatch; tuna (Thunnus spp.
Also, if a billfish is caught in the IGFA category, it will be caught-photographed-released with the weight estimated and added to the angler's total weight, while each fish in the Open category will be weighed to determine the winner.
The first of eight destinations on his itinerary is Venezuela, where he tries to catch three different types of billfish.
Billfish such as sailfish and marlin will automatically win first prize in the IGFA category if caught, photographed and released, but each fish in the Open Category will be weighed to determine the winner.
That's because more than 750 sharks, tarpon, tuna and billfish, fitted with satellite-linked tags, are providing scientists with data about temperature and salinity at various depths in the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean.
Stennis (CVN 74); Fleet and Industrial Supply Center, Agana, Guam; USS Billfish (SSN 676); USS Francis Scott Key (SSBN 657); and USS Richmond K Turner (CG 20).
The 447-room hotel is offering wireless Internet, around 9,000 square feet of meeting space, the newly opened Honu's Restaurant, poolside dining at the Billfish Bar, and a fitness centre.
In general, telemetry tracking of billfish revealed that species, such as striped marlin and blue marlin (Makaira nigricans), make short vertical migrations to moderate depths, while swordfish (Xiphias gladius) dive deeper and longer (Block et al.
Appendices offer unedited patrol reports from the USS Billfish and the text of citations accompanying medals awarded to Captain Charles W.
Specialized in billfish lures for competitive ble water fishing.
Because all three studies differ in their interpretation of the depth of the deposit, perhaps the billfish skull can provide more precise bathymetric evidence for the Oso Member in the northeastern portion of the embayment.
Zyg Gregorek, 65, snared all nine species of shark, 10 of billfish and eight of tuna in an 18-year epic adventure all over the globe.
Part of the respected "How to Fly Fish" series, Billy Pate's Fly Fishing for Billfish is a gorgeous on-location DVD that walks the reader through proven techniques for catching all six species of billfish.