A three-year field research study published in Scientific Reports Nature has provided groundbreaking data on the behavior, population connectivity and biophysical interactions of sailfish, a species that provides … No values are currently available for eastern Atlantic sailfish. A new length at 50% maturity (L50) has been estimated for West Atlantic female sailfish (146.12 cm LJFL); while the previous L50 value used for western sailfish males remains at 135.7 cm LJFL. The residual plots and the prediction map indicated that sailfish seems to be associated to warmer, tropical and coastal waters. An Atlantic sailfish (Istiophorus platypterus) proceeds on its migratory route after being tagged with a pop-up satellite archival tag (PSAT).Credit: Guy Harvey Atlantic sailfish fisheries and pelagic longline catches, and highlighted how fishery independent tagging can improve understanding of sailfish migrations and behavior for assessment and management. AFTCO Films just released Migrations | Part 1: Sailfish, the first of a four-part online video series. concentrations of sailfish larvae in the Gulf during the summer. Maps modified from Nakamura (1985) with 2000 - 2005 catch data extracted from Carocci and Majkowski (2003), integrated with unpublished data. The two main subspecies of sailfish, Atlantic and Indo-Pacific, range throughout the warm and temperate parts of the world’s oceans. South Atlantic Subtropical Gyre (Petterson and Stramma, 1991). Sailfish also seem to aggregate for feeding in two different areas, one located in the mid-west Atlantic to the south of ~15°S and another area off the north coast of Brazil. Black marlin (Makaira indica) Blue marlin (Makaira nigricans) Atlantic white marlin (Tetrapturus albidus) Striped marlin (Tetrapturus audax) Atlantic sailfish (Istiophorus albicans) ~Field research study reveals seasonal patterns on sailfish migration~ Data on the migration patterns of sailfish has been scarce, until now. This wily creature prefers to hunt on near-shore reef edges as it makes its winter migration south, heading for the warmer waters of the Florida Straits and the Yucatan Peninsula. the amount of larvae indicates that July is the peak of the sailfish-spawning season there. Maps showing the locations of where most sailfish are caught by U.S. longline vessels (i.e., their primary spawning sites and feeding areas) can be found by clicking HERE. Sailfish are two species of billfish, the Atlantic Sailfish and the Pacific Sailfish and live in warmer sections of all the oceans of the world. Individual Sailfish have been clocked at speeds over 70 mph which is the highest speed reliably reported in any water creature. In conclusion, the present work provided some insight about the Sailfish distribution in the South Atlantic as a function of environmental data. Patience, persistence and timing of their annual southerly trek allows opportunities for double-digit days. The migratory influx of sailfish along the Florida Atlantic coast puts anglers within easy reach of aggressive sailfish wolf packs. Sailfish ( Istiophorus platypterus ), an epipelagic billfish, are prized by recreational fishermen 1–4 , and provide major this shows that the Gulf is probably a critical spawning area for the Atlantic sailfish.4 the Gulf oil spill in April 2010 presented an additional threat to sailfish in the Gulf. The Atlantic sailfish is not a true offshore billfish like its white and blue marlin cousins. Sailfish spawn over a wide area and year around. With Atlantic tarpon as the messenger, this is the first study to quantitatively show that large migratory fishes, such as yellowfin and bluefin tunas, blue and white marlin, and sailfish have affinities for ocean fronts and eddies.