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16-23 January 2013 Honolulu, USA
Report of the Billfish Working Group Workshop

Working Group Working Papers


  • Combining information on length-weight relationships for Pacific blue marlin.
  • Brodziak, J.


  • A Bayesian hierarchical meta-analysis of blue marlin (Makaira nigricans) growth in the Pacific Ocean.
  • Chang, Y.-J., H.-H. Lee, J. Brodziak, G. DiNardo and C.-L. Sun
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  • U.S. commercial fisheries for marlins in the North Pacific Ocean.
  • Ito, R.


  • Standardized abundance indices for blue marlin (Makaira nigricans) in Pacific Ocean from analyses of catch and fishing effort from offshore and distance water longline vessels of Japan.
  • Kanaiwa, M., A. Kimoto, K. Yokawa and M. Hinton


  • Input data of blue marlin caught by Japanese fisheries for the stock assessment in the Pacific Ocean.
  • Kimoto, A. and K. Yokawa


  • Age-structured natural mortality for Pacific blue marlin based on meta-analysis and an ad hoc mortality model.
  • Lee, H.-H. and Y.-J. Chang


  • A summary of blue marlin conventional tag recapture data from NMFS-SWFSC Cooperative Billfish Tagging Program in the Pacific Ocean.
  • Sippel, T., J. Wraith and S. Kohin


  • Standardizing catch and effort data of the Taiwanese distant-water tuna longline fishery for blue marlin (Makaira nigricans) in the Pacific Ocean, 1967-2011.
  • Sun, C.-L., N.-J. Su and S.-Z. Yeh


  • Sex-specific growth parameters and natural mortalilty rates for blue marlin (Makaira nigricans) in the northwest Pacific Ocean.
  • Sun, C.-L., N.-J. Su, S.-Z. Yeh and Y.-J. Chang


  • Updated blue marlin catches in the north and south Pacific from WCPFC data.
  • Tagami, D. and H. Wang


  • Review of life history parameters for blue marlin Makaira nigricans.
  • Thomas, L., R. Humphreys Jr., Y.-J. Chang and C.-L. Sun


  • Catch statistics, size compositions, and CPUE standardizations for blue marlin Makaira nigricans in the Hawaii-based pelagic longline fishery in 1995-2011.
  • Walsh, W., Y.-J. Chang and H.-H. Lee


  • A catch history of blue marlin Makaira nigricans in Hawaiian waters: 1948-2011.
  • Walsh, W.