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Old 12-06-2011, 09:32 AM
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Default Blue Marlin Meat for Sale in Atlanta

A buddy of mine snapped this picture at the Dekalb Farmers Market in Atlanta. I am sending this to the IGFA as well. This is not the first time he has seen it there. I guess Take Marilin Off the Menu is not working as good as we all hoped.

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Looks way too light in color. Maybe just the picture?
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"Looks way too light in color" I agree. Maybe shark?
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I did not snap the pic, the actual meat could be below the sign.
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Yes, there is Marlin (as well as Sailfish, and other typically released fish) for sale at the Dekalb Farmers Market.
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so how did you cook it?
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so how did you cook it?

Excellent grilled. Makes a great sandwich, use where you would tuna or Sword. Very tasty, I prefer the Striped
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USA is by far the world's largest consumer of billfish meat in the world
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I have heard it is quite good sashimi. But that still does not mean we need to support commercial overfishing.
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Best soaked and smoked!
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$12.00 per lb. Haha, here they sell it for $1.00 or less.
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I've never seen Blue Marlin for sale before but I am a little surprised it is only $12/pound. That is less than we usually pay for flounder and other more common fish. I guess that means there isn't a large demand for the meat? Based on what most people spend to catch one I imagine is it has to be one of the most expensive sport fish to catch.
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That sucks. No doubt from Costa Rica. I wonder though, here they export tons of sailfish meat and label it as blue marlin as exporting sailfish is illegal. I would offer up some insight on what it is by the meat color, but i don't kill billfish and have only fileted one marlin in the last 5 years and hopefully won't ever have to do that again...
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I did not snap the pic, the actual meat could be below the sign.
The meat behind the pic is swordfish. The Marlin is below and out of the pic.
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Yes its pretty sad when trolling the long lines offshore jaco to know that there are hundreds of dead fish, sharks, and turtles on there and all we are tryi ng to catch is some dorado and tuna for dinner
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Yeah, yesterday there was a huge sailfish bite, and then today, I saw the long lines going out. We cut that bastard's line in about 10 places though, he'll never see most of that line again...
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On a brighter note, they are now getting really serious about commercial billfish limits. They were checking all the boats that came in three days this week. I know it's only three days, but hey, it's better than the once a year they were doing.
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Fleets from China fish the waters of South America and they do not care about sport fishing, their only goal is to fill their freezers full of fish. Fish until there is nothing left.
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So now the gear is adrift, with no way of recovering in... well that certainly makes sense.
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So now the gear is adrift, with no way of recovering in... well that certainly makes sense.
Yeah, gear that is a drift only catches fish once. Gear that is recovered fishes everyday. It will all knot up in about a week and fish will lay eggs in it and it will become a floating reef. I see lots of busted up lines that knot up and are afloat and they are full of fish.

The key is "no recovery". If they lose money they will be able to fish less.
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