The name of sword-fish is Lepidopus caudatus
Paulo Santos | Tel :351-2-310290
Instituto de Zoologia | Fax :351-2-2004777
Faculdade de Ciencias do Porto | e-mail: [log in to unmask]
Praca Gomes Teixeira 4050 Porto PORTUGAL | I love fish!
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Date: Wed, 24 Jul 1996 11:25:53 -0500
From: Rui Silva <[log in to unmask]>
To: Multiple recipients of list FISH-ECOLOGY <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: FISH-ECOLOGY Digest - 22 Jul 1996 to 23 Jul 1996
On Tue, 23 Jul 1996 13:34:19 GMT, Steve Branstetter
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> As I have some personal experience fishing in this area, I would hope some
> of the responses come back to the list, not just personal replies to Mr. June.
> I would be interested in knowing what is targeted there, and even more, who
> is crazy enough to go there...
I hope some Portuguese -- hopefully an Azorian -- answer your comments.
Meanwhile, and just from my Portuguese ancestry, I would like to remind
that there is a TRADITIONAL deep-sea hand-lining fishery off Madeira
(and probably also off the Azores) for a strange, long, compressed fish
which in Portugal is called "peixe-espada" ("sword-fish") and which is
delicious. Unfortunately I don't know the scientific name of this fish.
I understand that the traditional fishery has turned in the last 20 years
as something more industrial, probably with long-lines. And I'm also sure
that there are assessments of this fish in local journals.
Rui Silva <[log in to unmask]>