Billfishes in a Changing World
ICES Journal of Marine Science
Bycatch, Catch and release, For-hire fishery, Governance, Marlin, Non-consumptive fishing, Recreational fishing, Sailfish, Spearfish, Sustainability, Swordfish
The 6th International Billfish Symposium (IBS) was held in September 2016 at the headquarters of the International Game Fish Association in Dania Beach, Florida (USA). In addition to providing a venue for presenting new research on istiophorid and xiphiid billfishes, the IBS’s objective was to highlight known uncertainties about the biology and fisheries of these species, particularly at the level of regional fisheries management organizations, such as the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT). The 6th IBS was attended by 60 participants from seven countries, contributing a total of 34 oral and five poster presentations. One of the other goals of the IBS was to collectively develop a plan for future IBS events. The next IBS is tentatively scheduled for 2021. We summarize here the main outcomes of the 6th IBS and preface the articles presented at the symposium that are included in this article theme set.
David Kerstetter and Jason Schratwieser. 2018. Billfishes in a Changing World .ICES Journal of Marine Science , (2) : 840 -843. https://nsuworks.nova.edu/occ_facarticles/915.