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13-20 January 2016 Honolulu, HI, USA
Report of the Billfish Working Group Workshop

Working Group Working Papers


  • U.S. Commercial Fisheries for Marlins in the North Pacific Ocean.
  • Ito, R.Y.


  • Japanese catch statistics of the Pacific Blue Marlin (Makaira nigricans): Update for a stock assessment.
  • Ijima, H. and K. Shiozaki


  • Updated Blue Marlin Catches (2012-2014) in the North and South Pacific from WCPFC Data.
  • Tagami, D.T. and H. Wang


  • Summary of blue marlin catch and size data from the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission and the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission.
  • Chang, Y.-J., A.J.-Y. Yau and J. Brodziak


  • Standardized catch-rates of blue marlin for Taiwanese distant-water longline fishery in the Pacific Ocena for 1964-2010.
  • Carvalho, F., W. Walsh and Y.-J. Chang


  • Update of Japanese longline CPUE for Blue Marlin Makaira nigricans in the Pacific Ocean standardized applying habitat model.
  • Kai, M., H. Okamoto, K. Shiozaki and M. Hinton


  • A time spatial analysis of Japanese size frequency data of North Pacific striped marlin (Kajikia Audax).
  • Ijima, H. and K. Shiozaki


  • Spatial and temporal patterns in Striped Marlin (Kajikia audax) length in the Hawaiian deep-set longline fishery.
  • Langseth, B.J.


  • Size compositions for Blue Marlin (Makaira nigricans) in the Hawaii-based pelagic longline fishery, 1994-2014.
  • Langseth, B. and E. Fletcher


  • CPUE Standardization of Blue Marlin (Makaira nigricans) for the Taiwanese Distant‐Water Tuna Longline Fishery in the Pacific Ocean.
  • Su, N.-J., C.-L. Sun and S.-Z.Yeh

Oral presentations


  • Incorporating Uncertainty about Steepness in the Stock-Recruitment Relationship for Stock Assessment.
  • Chang and Brodziak
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  • Identifying Stock Connectivity in Data Poor Regions of the North Pacific: Striped Marlin Co-operative PSAT and Conventional Tagging Program for Hawaii and Mariana Islands.
  • Pacific Islands Fisheries Group
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