The vast majority of U.S.-caught North Atlantic swordfish are harvested using pelagic longline gear. Using this hook and line gear is among the most selective and conservation-oriented fishing methods used commercially worldwide.
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The links listed below will provide additional information about topics and issues concerning our fishery.
Swords: Life on the Line
International Commission for theConservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT)
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
NOAA Fisheries Service (NMFS)
NOAA Fisheries HMS Division
NOAA/BWFA Sea Turtle Research
American Heart Association