|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 HERE.
|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|
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
Headed for Extinction
Articles and Photos of Big Game Fish
Chambers and Associates - Overview
Description of the Firm
Chambers and Associates
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.