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2009 Billfisheries of the Year – #2…Cape Verde Islands

2009 Billfisheries of the Year – #2…Cape Verde Islands

The Billfish Report is counting down the top billfisheries of 2009 – and coming in at #2 is the Cape Verde Islands.

A blue marlin in Cape Verde. Picture courtesy Ingrid Vincent.

The Cape Verde Islands – located in the East Atlantic off the coast of Africa, at about the same latitude as Senegal – are well known for their blue marlin.  A year-round fishery (they caught a 300-pounder last week, and just missed a 600), the best marlin fishing in Cape Verde is from April through July.

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