Re: World record blue marlin by speared by freediver

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Posted by Rob on February 20, 2008 at 21:15:39:

In Reply to: World record blue marlin by speared by freediver posted by on February 19, 2008 at 19:13:47:

Blue Marlin actually are pretty good eating. It would be interesting to see what the mortality rates are for released "hook and line caught" marlin. In the video, he holds the "bill" in his hands which leads me to believe that the fish was eaten, or at least shared with the local community in Panama, instead of taxidermied, (although I am not a taxidermist). I'm sure it's a common practice to share a trophy catch with the local community in many parts of the world. Bottom line is, lets not assume this fish was wasted.

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