MARLIN BLUE PACIFIC (Makaira nigricans)


The IGFA world record Pacific Blue Marlin 1237 lb (561.50 kg) caught off Rodrigues Island (Republic of Mauritius) by Stephen Kreupl.

A 1162 pound blue marlin caught in Maurtius Island

A big one caught in Hawaii

A massive blue marlin that was caught off Okinawa by a commercial fisherman using a handline. It is said to have "bottomed" a one ton (1,000 kg) set of scales meaning the fish weighed more than 2,200 lbs.

This pelagic and migratory species occurs in tropical and warm temperate oceanic waters. In the Pacific Ocean int is less abundant in the eastern portions of the ocean. In the Indian Ocean it occurs around Ceylon, Mauritius, and off the east coast of Africa. in the western and central North Pacific (2°-24°N) from May to October; in the equatorial Pacific (10°N-10°S) in April and November; and in the Indian Ocean (0°-13°S) from April to October.

MAX SIZE:2200 lb / 995 kg
MAX LENGHT:196 inch / 500 cm
MAX AGE:Unknown

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