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ABOUT ACTION PROGRAMS SPECIES NEWSROOM PUBLICATIONS SUPPORT

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ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT PROFILE

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.

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