Blue Marlin, Makaira nigricans, Movements in the Western North Atlantic Ocean: Results of a Cooperative Game Fish Tagging Program, 1954-88

Witzell, W. N. and Scott, E. L. (1990) Blue Marlin, Makaira nigricans, Movements in the Western North Atlantic Ocean: Results of a Cooperative Game Fish Tagging Program, 1954-88. Marine Fisheries Review, 52(2), pp. 12-17.

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Abstract

Blue marlin, Makaira nigricans, tag and recapture data are summarized for 1954-1988. During this period, 8,447 fish have been tagged and only 30 (0.35 percent) have been returned. Results of the tagging program indicate that blue marlin not only travel considerable distances (7,OOO km from the U. S. Virgin Islands to the Ivory Coast of West Africa), but have remained at large for up to 8 years. Seasonal movements, however, are difficult to determine accurately.

Item Type: Article
Title: Blue Marlin, Makaira nigricans, Movements in the Western North Atlantic Ocean: Results of a Cooperative Game Fish Tagging Program, 1954-88
Personal Creator/Author:
CreatorsEmail
Witzell, W. N.
Scott, E. L.
Refereed: Yes
Journal or Publication Title: Marine Fisheries Review
Volume: 52
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 12-17
Date: 1990
ISSN: 0090-1830
Issuing Agency: United States National Marine Fisheries Service
Subjects: Biology
Ecology
Fisheries
Management
Item ID: 9933
Depositing User: Patti M. Marraro
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2012 13:51
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2012 13:51
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/9933

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