Take Marlin off the Menu is a national campaign to protect billfish from over-exploitation, with a goal of removing marlin, sailfish and spearfish from commercial sale in the United States.  The campaign is a joint project of Wild Oceans (formerly the National Coalition for Marine Conservation or NCMC) and the International Game Fish Association (IGFA).  Our objectives are to use public awareness and political action to:

  • Educate the American public and consumers about the threat to these magnificent fish, the lions and tigers of the sea.
  • Enlist chefs, restaurants and seafood vendors to voluntarily remove marlin from U.S. markets.
  • Build support for billfish conservation among U.S. policymakers, with the ultimate goal of prohibiting the importation and sale of marlin and sailfish and promoting conservation of billfish at international fishery management bodies. 


The Consequences of Allowing Sale of Hawaii-Caught Marlin on the U.S. Mainland



National Coalition for Marine ConservationInternational Game Fish Association