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30 November-4 December 2009 Honolulu, USA
Report of the Billfish Working Group Workshop

Working Group Working Papers


  • Relationships between the hydrographic structure of the warm corering and the longline catch of tuna and marlins, inferred from Fall 2009 Shoyo-maru.
  • Yokawa, K. and A. Takano


  • The analysis of stock structure for striped marlin in the North Pacific Ocean.
  • Kanaiwa, M. and K. Yokawa


  • Preliminary analysis on possible stock boundary of striped marlin in the north Pacific using fisheries data of Japanese longliners.
  • Ichinokawa, M. and K. Yokawa


  • Excerpts from dissertation. Genetic analysis of population structure in striped marlin, Tetrapturus audax, in the Pacific Ocean.
  • Purcell, C.


  • Does extending days of searching fishing grounds and fishing operation add catch? Preliminary observations from the operations of Japanese coastal longline fisheries.
  • Ishimura, G., K. Ito and K. Yokawa


  • Overview of the skipper's note of Japanese surface longliners based in Kesennuma in the period between 2004 and 2009.
  • Kimoto, A. and K. Yokawa


  • Preliminary Age Structured Stock Assessment of North Pacific Swordfish (Xiphias gladius) with Stock Synthesis under a Two Stock Scenario.
  • Courtney, D. and K. Piner


  • Age structured stock assessment of North Pacific swordfish (Xiphias gladius) with Stock Synthesis under a single stock scenario.
  • Courtney, D. and K. Piner


  • Stock structure of striped marlin, Kajikia audax, based on fishery information from Taiwanese longline fisheries in the Pacific Ocean.
  • Sun, C.-L., N.-J. Su and S.-Z. Yeh