PROTECTION STATUS: Not listed
PETITIONED: 2001 (Biodiversity Legal Foundation)
RANGE: Throughout the Atlantic Ocean from Nova Scotia to Argentina and southern Europe to South Africa
THREATS: Commercial and recreational fishing
POPULATION TREND: The Atlantic white marlin has been reduced to less than 10 percent of its historic numbers in the Atlantic Ocean. The species has steadily declined by 3 percent each year since monitoring began in the mid-1980s.