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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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Outside of directed tournaments, Atlantic billfishes are generally not the only targets in charter and recreational troll fishery of North Carolina.
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.
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.
pelagic longline vessels and sales of Atlantic billfishes have been prohibited since 1988.
Source of Total Total Total Other fish variation df tunas billfishes sharks combined In(x+1) In(x+1) Area 2 0.
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).
The Fishery Management Plan for the Atlantic Billfishes (FMP) was approved in September 1988 by the Secretary of Commerce, according to Joseph W.
However, evolving PSAT technology presents the opportunity for additional work describing the interactions between pelagic longline gear and catch species, such as the billfishes.