Biology and fisheries of swordfish, Xiphias gladius: Papers from the International Symposium on Pacific Swordfish, Ensenada, Mexico, 11-14 December 1994

Barrett, Izadore and Sosa-Nishizaki, Oscar and Bartoo, Norman (eds.) (1998) Biology and fisheries of swordfish, Xiphias gladius: Papers from the International Symposium on Pacific Swordfish, Ensenada, Mexico, 11-14 December 1994. Seattle, WA, NOAA/National Marine Fisheries Service, (NOAA Technical Report NMFS, 142)

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Abstract

The swordfish, Xiphias gladius, is a large migratory oceanic species. It is widely distributed in tropical, temperate, and sometimes cold waters of all oceans, and is usually found in areas with sea-surface temperatures above 13°C. It can reach a maximum size of 540 kg, and is a favorite food fish in many countries. It is excellent for steaks, canning, or teriyaki, the Japanese dish of meat grilled with sugar, soy sauce, and rice wine. Swordfish is harvested commercially throughout its distribution, in both coastal and high-seas fisheries. Sport fisheries for swordfish are very small compared to those for other billfishes, accounting for no more than a few hundred fish per year. (PDF file contains 284 pages.)

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: Biology and fisheries of swordfish, Xiphias gladius: Papers from the International Symposium on Pacific Swordfish, Ensenada, Mexico, 11-14 December 1994
Editors:
EditorsEmail
Barrett, Izadore
Sosa-Nishizaki, Oscar
Bartoo, Norman
Series Name: NOAA Technical Report NMFS
Number: 142
Date: 1998
Publisher: NOAA/National Marine Fisheries Service
Place of Publication: Seattle, WA
Issuing Agency: United States National Marine Fisheries Service
Subjects: Ecology
Management
Fisheries
Item ID: 2535
Depositing User: Patti M. Marraro
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2009 20:03
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 18:50
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/2535

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