AFS Journals Offer Insights into Conservation of Apex Predators

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Why You Need Granders in a Blue Marlin Fishery The capture of a marlin greater than 500 kg represents a major life achievement for billfish anglers, and fishers refer to marlin of that size using colloquial descriptors such as “Grander” or “Big Julie” depending on location and species. However, their presence in a fishery is valuable, not only for the excitement and interest they create, but how often fishers encounter granders can tell resource managers about the status of the fishery.
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This journal review originally appeared in the May 2015 issue of Fisheries magazine.