SAILFISH BYCATCH - 1994

Catch of Sailfish per 1,000 Hooks by U.S. Longline Vessels in 1994 by Quarter per 30' x 30' Squares.  (Color Codes:  Red = >16, Magenta = 8-16,  Dark Blue = 4-8, Pale Blue = 2-4, and Yellow = 1-2.)  (Source - P. Mace, NMFS) Areas occupied during quarters 2 and 3 identify key spawning areas.  Areas occupied during quarters 1 and 4 are key feeding areas.  The U.S. 200 mile EEZ boundary is also depicted.
Sailfish catch for quarters 1-4 for the following year (1995) can be found by clicking
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Sailfish 1st Quarter - January Through March 1994
Sailfish 2nd Quarter - April Through June 1994
Sailfish 3rd Quarter - July Through September 1994
Sailfish 4th Quarter - October Through December 1994
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Sailfish Bycatch Maps 1995

Blue Marlin Bycatch Maps 1994

Blue Marlin Bycatch Maps 1995

White Marlin Bycatch Maps 1994

White Marlin Bycatch Maps 1995

Swordfish Spawning and Nursery Areas Map
N. Atlantic Currents Map
Longline Catch and Effort Maps

Congress' Longline Closure Bills
Areas Longlines Actually Fish
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Daily "Kill-o-Meter"

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.



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