Red List Category Year Assessed
Vulnerable Red List Criteria
Collette, B., Amorim, A.F., Bizsel, K., Boustany, A., Carpenter, K.E., de Oliveira Leite Jr., N., Die, D., Fox, W., Fredou, F.L., Graves, J., Viera Hazin, F.H., Hinton, M., Juan Jorda, M., Masuti, E., Minte Vera, C., Miyabe, N., Nelson, R., Oxenford, H., Restrepo, V., Schratwieser, J., Teixeira Lessa, R.P. & Pires Ferreira Travassos, P.E. Reviewer/s
Russell, B., Elfes, C. & Polidoro, B. Contributor/s Justification
There has been a continuous decline in the abundance of White Marlin since the beginning of exploitation of this species. Using a generation length of between 4.5 and 6.5 years, the estimated decline in overall stock abundance is 9–37% over a period of 13 and 20 years, respectively. The most recent stock assessment shows a slight stabilization or increase in abundance in recent years, however, more data are needed to confirm whether this is accurate. Considering that this species is well below the biomass at maximum sustainable yield (BMSY) and is not considered to be well managed, it is listed as Vulnerable under criterion A2.