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Adaptive GovernanceThe Dynamics of Atlantic Fisheries Management$
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D. G. Webster

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780262232708

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262232708.001.0001

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Blue Marlin and White Marlin

Blue Marlin and White Marlin

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Adaptive Governance

D. G. Webster

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This chapter focuses on blue and white marlin fishery activities in the Atlantic Ocean region. Marlin fisheries have a minor share in the overall fishing activities of the Atlantic. Marlin stocks have been significantly affected by commercial fishing despite a marginal share in overall fishery activities and International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas regulations. They have become depleted due to lower mortality and being used as bait for recreational fishing. These findings show that Marlin stocks have been affected by adverse biological conditions despite having a marginal share in commercial fishing operations. All countries will at least support or oppose proposals for protecting these fish due to a marginal share in commercial fishing operations. Many regulatory recommendations have also been made to reduce the mortality of marlins, resulting from recreational fishing activities.

Keywords:   blue marlin, white marlin, commercial fishing, marlin stocks, recreational fishing

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