MARLIN BLUE ATLANTIC (Makaira nigricans)

1150 lb blue marlin caught off Cape Verde.

A 1320 lb - 597 kg blue marlin caught off Ascension Island in the middle of Atlantic Ocean on board "Harmattan" fishing

Monster blue marlin caught in Azores Islands

An impressive Atlantic blue marlin caught in Azores Island (Portugal)  1200+ pounds

This pelagic and migratory species occurs in tropical and warm temperate oceanic waters. In the Atlantic Ocean it is found along West Africa coast, the northern Gulf of Mexico its movements seem to be associated with the so called Loop Current, an extension of the Caribbean Current. Seasonal concentrations occur in the southwest Atlantic (5°-30°S) from January to April; in the northwest Atlantic (10°-35°N) from June to October.

MAX SIZE:1650 lb / 750 kg
MAX LENGHT:196 inch / 500 cm
MAX AGE:Unknown

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