George Shillinger, Director, Marine Spatial Planning Initiative
Kona, Hawai'i. For the past four days, Dr. Randy Kochevar and I have been searching for the elusive blue marlin Makaira nigricans that frequent the waters off Kona during summer months. We are working with teams of international anglers (USA, Japan, Australia, New Guinea, etc.) to deploy pop-up satellite tags (PSATS) on 10-15 blue marlins, one of the most highly prized saltwater big game fish, as part of the Great Marlin Race 2010.