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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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8% of the discarded specimens, whereas commercial species such as billfishes (10.
Use of rostral characters for identifying adult billfishes (Teleostei: Perciformes: Istiophoridae and Xiphiidae).
The istiophorid billfishes are large, highly migratory predators, whose range and movements encompass vast geographical areas.
Outside of directed tournaments, Atlantic billfishes are generally not the only targets in charter and recreational troll fishery of North Carolina.
Effort in the JLL is given as total number of longline hooks deployed and catch as numbers of boated and discarded tunas (several species), swordfish, and istiophorid billfishes.
Abstract--We evaluated the conservation benefits of the use of circle hooks compared with standard J hooks in the recreational fishery for Atlantic istiophorid billfishes, noting hooking location and the presence of trauma (bleeding) for 123 blue marlin (Makaira nigricans), 272 white marlin (Kajikia albida), and 132 sailfish (Istiophorus platypterus) caught on natural baits rigged with one of the two hook types.
The vertical distribution of tunas and billfishes, and fishing efficiency between Korean regular and deep longlines in the Atlantic Ocean.
There were no significant differences in the arithmetic mean yearly CPUE's of total tunas and billfishes across the three subareas examined (Fig.
Abstract--Procedures for sampling genomic DNA from live billfishes involve manual restraint and tissue excision that can be difficult to carry (mr and may produce stresses that affect fish survival.
Overview of fisheries for the billfishes in Hawaii.
Abstract--The identification of larval istiophorid billfishes from the western North Atlantic Ocean has long been problematic.
This is particularly relevant to highly mobile species, such as billfishes, that can cover large distances in a short time (Prince and Brown, 1991).