UK Record Weights from rod/line:
MAFF Minimum Size: Shore:
Colour: Body, blue/black on the upper side. Silver/white and brown on the sides and usual no blotches or marks but there may be 15+ rows of obscure white stripes. Two dorsal fins, the first dark blue with lots of black pots an the second dark blue.
Extremely rare vagrant to UK Waters. Closest angler concentrations off Morocco and Portugal.
FAO Species Catalogue - Vol V - Billfishes of The World - Nakamura
Fishes of the North-Eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean - Whitehead, Bauchot, Hureau, Nielsen, Tortonese
Key to the Fishes of Northern Europe - Wheeler
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