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3-10 February 2009 Honolulu, USA
Report of the Billfish Working Group Workshop

Working Group Working Papers


  • Billfish Catch Tables.
  • BILLWG (G. Dinardo)


  • Model Uncertainty and biological reference points for North Pacific striped marlin.
  • Brodziak, J.


  • The spatial distribution of habitat preferences for striped marlin.
  • Kanaiwa, M. and K. Yokawa


  • Generalized additive model analyses to standardize swordfish (Xiphias gladius) catch rates in the Hawaii-based pelagic longline fishery, 1995-2007, for use in stock assessment.
  • Courtney, D., W. Walsh and J. Brodziak


  • Preliminary CPUE Time Series from the California Driftnet Fishery, 1990-present.
  • Piner, K. and A. Betcher


  • The effect of change of target species on the CPUE of swordfish caught by Japanese offshore surface longliners operating in the north Pacific.
  • Yokawa, K.


  • Length distributions of female and male swordfish, Xiphias gladius, captured in the directed Hawaii pelagic longline fishery during 1994-2008.
  • Brodziak, J. and D. Courtney


  • Annual and quarterly length frequency of swordfish (Xiphias gladius) catch in the Hawaii-based longline fishery, 1994-2008, for use in stock assessment.
  • Courtney, D., J. Brodziak and E. Fletcher


  • Preliminary overview of the Recreational Billfish Fishery in the Eastern Coast of Baja California Sur, Mexico.
  • Cisneros-Montemayor, A.-M. , G. Ishimura and G. Ponce


  • Market response to a fishery regulation change: Preliminary observations from a Japanese swordfish and blue shark market.
  • Minamikawa, T., G. Ishimura and K. Yokawa


  • An Overview of Economics and Operations of the Longline Fisheries in Kesen-numa Japan.
  • Ishimura, G. and K. Yokawa


  • The market value of freshness: Preliminary evidences from swordfish and blue shark market for a pelagic longline fishery.
  • Ito, K., G. Ishimura, K. Yokawa and K. Ishida


  • Potential natural mortality rates of North Pacific swordfish.
  • Brodziak, J.


  • Mexican Progress Report on the Marlin and Swordfish Fishery.
  • Fleischer, L., A. Traulsen and P. Ulloa Ramirez


  • Update of the Catch per Unit Effort (CPUE) trend of swordfish (Xiphias gladius) by the Japanese offshore and distant-water longline fishery in the Pacific.
  • Kimoto, A. and K. Yokawa


  • Catch amount of swordfish (Xiphias gladius) by the Japanese coastal, offshore, and distant-water longline fishery in the Pacific.
  • Kimoto, A. and K. Yokawa


  • Standardization of Taiwanese distant water tuna longline catch rates for swordfish in the North Pacific, 1995-2007, based on two stock structure scenarios.
  • Sun, C.-L., S.-Z. Yeh and N.-J. Su


  • Preliminary Considerations on Regions for use in Stock Assessment Modeling of Striped Marlin.
  • Hinton, M.