Virginia Institute of Marine Science
White marlin, a highly migratory pelagic marine fish, support important commercial and recreational fisheries throughout their range in the tropical and subtropical Atlantic Ocean. More than 10 000 individuals can be caught annually in the United States recreational fishery, of which the vast majority are captured on circle hooks and released alive. The probability of post-release mortality of white marlin released from circle hooks has been documented to be
SATELLITE ARCHIVAL TAGS; BONEFISH ALBULA-VULPES; TUNA THUNNUS-ALBACARES; BRIEF AIR EXPOSURE; BLUE MARLIN; TETRAPTURUS-ALBIDUS; MAKAIRA-NIGRICANS; ROUNDSCALE SPEARFISH; EXHAUSTIVE EXERCISE; ACOUSTIC TELEMETRY
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This work was supported by the Offield Family Foundation and the National Science Foundation GK-12 (DGE - 0840804 to L.S.S.).
Schlenker LS, Latour RJ, Brill RW, Graves JE (2016) Physiological stress and post-release mortality of white marlin (Kajikia albida) caught in the United States recreational fishery. Conserv Physiol 4: doi:10.1093/conphys/cov066