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Bluefish, Pomatomus saltatrix
Bluefish are a schooling, migratory pelagic species that occur seasonally in Florida’s
inshore and continental shelf waters. In the western Atlantic, bluefish range from Nova Scoti
Canada, along the Atlantic coast of the U.S. to Cuba’s northwest coast, throughout the Gulf of
Mexico, and along the South American coast from Colombia to Argentina. Tagging and mtDNA
analyses show that sufficient mixing occurs between the U.S. gulf and Atlantic coast bluefish
populations to maintain a single genetic stock (Miller 1969, Graves et al. 1992a); although,
mixing may be limited enough to consider the two groups as separate fishery stocks. Bluefis
grow rapidly in their first year of life and achieve a size of 32” fork length (FL) in about 10 yea
(Table 1). The maximum age reached by bluefish appears to be about 11 years. Bluefish reach
sexual maturity before age 2. Spawning occurs during April and May near the inner reaches of
the Gulf Stream off Florida’s Atlantic coast and during April and October–November in the
northern Gulf of Mexico.
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