WHITE MARLIN LONGLINE CATCH - 1995
Catch of White Marlin per 1,000 Hooks by U.S. Longline Vessels in 1995 by Quarter per 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.
White Marlin catch for quarters 1-4 for the previous year (1994) can be found by clicking HERE.
|White Marlin 1st Quarter - January Through March 1995|
|White Marlin 2nd Quarter - April Through June 1995|
|White Marlin 3rd Quarter - July Through September 1995|
|White Marlin 4th Quarter - October Through December 1995|
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Articles and Photos of Big Game Fish
Chambers and Associates - Overview
Description of the Firm
Habitat Protection Division
White Marlin Bycatch Maps 1994
Blue Marlin Bycatch Maps 1994
Blue Marlin Bycatch Maps 1995
Sailfish Bycatch Maps 1994
Sailfish Bycatch Maps 1995
Swordfish Spawning and Nursery Areas Map
N. Atlantic Currents Map
Longline Catch and Effort Maps (1994-1997)
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.