black marlin

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large game fish in the Pacific Ocean

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Movements and variations in early year-class strength of black marlin (Makaira indica) off eastern Australia.
Fowler took seriously Hemingway's proposition about black marlin, set forth in at least two earlier communications, and confided that his own new research, now in galleys, arrived by scientific method at the same conclusion Hemingway reached by observation and intuition: that "all of these marlins [are] one and the same species." Fowler went on about tuna received from Colonel Chance's expedition to Bimini--and, in this context, equated Hemingway with noted collectors, adventurers, and gentleman scientists who had served the Academy and advanced knowledge of nature and the seas.
CSIRO Marine Research, with funding from the Australian Fisheries Management Authority and the Eastern Tuna Management Advisory Committee, is providing scientific information needed to help resolve the resource management dispute and to help ensure the black marlin's future.
The black marlin don't run so big in the Indian Ocean, but 700-pounders have been recorded, while the world best for a striped marlin is 494lb.
Now all he needed was the spearfish and black marlin so off he went back to Exmouth and then to Hawaii in March.
Batch fecundity of blue marlin is estimated to be larger than that of the black marlin (Makaira indica) in the waters off Taiwan (0.32-3.2 million eggs; Liu, 2007), than that of sailfish in eastern Taiwan waters (0.2-2.48 million eggs; Chiang et al., 2006a), and that of swordfish (Xiphias gladius) in the waters off eastern Australia (1.16-2.50 million eggs; Young et al., 2003).
His biggest fish, however, was a black marlin, which at 600lb, dwarfed everything else.
sailfish, Istiophorus albicans (Jolley and Irby, 1979); blue marlin, Makaira nigricans (Holland et al., 1990; Block et al., 1992); black marlin, Makaira indica (Pepperell and Davis, 1999)).
As feeding stocks dwindle, large ocean roaming predator fish such as the renowned black marlin are certain to change their yearly migration patterns, relocating to richer feeding grounds elsewhere.
Clapp, a tourist from Orange Grove, California, had landed what was believed to be a world record black marlin off Kona, on the island of Hawaii ("World's Record" 7).
Champion black marlin come from the reef's northern waters.
Granville has caught 7 black marlin over 1,000 pounds.
Postrelease behavior of black marlin Makaira indica caught and released using sportfishing gear off the Great Barrier Reef (Australia).
"I once spent 11 hours trying to catch a black marlin which was more than 1,000lbs, " said Mr Furnish, 60.