Blue Marlin

Blue Marlin (Makaira Nigricans)

Blue Marlin


Catch adult fish in the deep open ocean using longline fishing gear. Best to catch June through October.


Keep fish chilled in a cooler or refrigerator. Can be frozen for longer storage.


  • Wash fish well before use.
  • Remove the guts and cut the flesh with a knife.
  • Can be eaten raw.
  • Can be grilled, sautéed, or smoked.
  • (Hawaii Seafood Council, 2012)

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Blue Marlin

Blue marlin is large in size, has a heavy bill, and rough,dark to black skin. The flesh is firm with mild pronounced flavor and white to pale pink in color, but is white when cooked (Hawaii Seafood Council, 2012).

Traditional Names
  • Hawaiian – aʻu
  • Kosraean – ik koac
  • Palauan – meluis
  • Pohnpeian – dakelahr
  • Samoan – saʻulā malie
  • Yapese – tagiuaare