Use of minimum size regulations to achieve reduction targets for marlin landings in the Atlantic Ocean

Arietta Venizelos, Frederick Sutter, Joseph Serafy

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Abstract

Trends in US recreational catch and effort data for Atlantic blue marlin and white marlin from 1972 to 2000 are examined. A method for predicting and setting minimum size regulations for this fishery is described. Additionally, this paper re-examines the impact of the most recent minimum size increases on the US recreational fishery for Atlantic marlin. The effectiveness of setting minimum size limits as a primary management approach is discussed, as is the increase in catch and release fishing in the US recreational marlin fishery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)567-573
Number of pages7
JournalMarine and Freshwater Research
Volume54
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2003

Keywords

  • Catch rates
  • Landing size
  • Recreational billfish survey

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aquatic Science
  • Oceanography

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