Pacific Blue Marlin (Makaira nigricans) Kajiki, A`u ki, A`u Hawaii, Makaire Bleu French, Blauer Marlin German, Marlin Azzurro Italian, Marlin Azul Spanish, Kurokajiki Japanese
This Blue Marlin can reach 1,600 pounds in round weight, but the usual size of fish marketed is between 80 and 300 pounds. The Pacific Blue Marlin is distinguished from other marlin species by its larger size, heavier bill, and rougher, grey skin.
The peak season is from are June to
October, the period when schooling tunas, their favorite prey of are often
abundant in the waters around Hawaii.
Pacific Blue Marlin has firm flesh with a mild flavor, although more pronounced than a yellowfin tuna.
Marlin is ideal for grilling, but
other cooking methods will work as well including use for sashimi.
In Japan marlin is also used to make fish sausage.