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|Going, Going, Gone|
|"Going, Going... Gone" by Steve Goione|
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|The January/February 2001 issue of The Big Game Fishing Journal (cover pictured at left) contains a feature article written by Jim Chambers entitled "Going, Going, Gone." It describes the critical situation being faced by all the big fish of the
Atlantic - swordfish, bluefin tuna, blue marlin, white marlin, bigeye tuna, spearfish, sailfish and many species of large sharks. White marlin, bluefin tuna and blue marlin are in the greatest danger of sliding into extinction. White marlin have less than 5 years left. It may already be too late to save them. Blue marlin have less than 10 years left. Bluefin tuna are right on the "edge." The others' populations are in only slightly better condition. The same thing is happening in the Pacific and Indian Oceans, but it has not been as well documented as it has in the Atlantic.
The article is written to let the big game fishing community recognize the severity of the problem for all these magnificent game fish before it's too late. The article points the way to the solution - the recreational fishing community must put political pressure on government officials in the U.S. and abroad.
|Click HERE to read the full article|
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Longliners fish most heavily during the periods when the moon is brightest. So, this real-time image of the moon phase shows when the kill of swordfish is greatest and least. It also shows when the kill of blue marlin, white marlin, sailfish, sharks, tunas, sea turtles, marine mammals and a host of other marine life is also greatest - even though they are not even targeted. For more, see link above.