International Game Fish Association

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marlin, blue (pacific)
(Makaira nigricans)


Lacepede, 1802; ISTIOPHORIDAE FAMILY This pelagic and migratory species occurs in tropical and warm temperate oceanic waters. In the Atlantic Ocean it is found from 45°N to 35°S, and in the Pacific Ocean from 48°N to 48°S. It is less abundant in the eastern portions of both oceans. In the Indian Ocean it occurs around Ceylon, Mauritius, and off the east coast of Africa. In the northern Gulf of Mexico its movements seem to be associated with the so called Loop Current, an extension of the Caribbean Current. Seasonal concentrations occur in the southwest Atlantic (5°-30°S) from January to...Read More

All-Tackle Records
WeightLocationCatch DateAngler 
624.14 kg (1376 lb 0 oz)Kaaiwi Point, Kona, Hawaii, USA31-May-1982Jay de BeaubienRecord Details