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1) Species: Blue Marlin
Tagged Location:
Pemba
Tagged on:
Broadbill
Re-capture Location:
Oman
Map Co-ordinates:
12.58 N 55.48 E
Recapture Method: Commercial Trawler
Distance Traveled:
2620 miles
Time Out:
249 days
Estimated Weight: 64Kgs.
Recapture Weight: 68Kgs.
2a) Species:
Black Marlin
Tagged Location: Watamu
Tagged on: Adan II
Re-capture Location: Yemen
Recapture Method: Commercial Trawler
Distance Traveled:
1880 miles
Time Out: 159 days
Estimated Weight: Unknown
Recapture Weight: Unknown
    
b) Species:
Sailfish
Tagged Location: Watamu
Tagged on:
White Bear
Re-capture Location:
Aden, Yemen
Recapture Method:
Nets
Distance Traveled:
1880 miles
Time Out:
1 year, 97 days
Estimated Weight: 28 Kgs.
Recapture Weight: Unknown

5) Species: Sailfish
Tagged Location: Simambaya
Tagged on: Little Toot
Re-capture Location: Chagos Archipelago
Map Co-ordinates: 4.39 S 72.20 E
Recapture Method: Purse Seiner
Distance Traveled:  2000 miles
Time Out: 66 days
Estimated Weight: 23 Kgs.
Recapture Weight: Unknown
3) Species: Striped Marlin
Tagged Location: Rips, Watamu
Tagged on: Kara Kara
Re-capture Location: Carlsberg Ridge
Map Co-ordinates: 3.35 N 58.45 E
Recapture Method: Commercial Trawler
Distance Traveled: 960 miles
Time Out: 39 days
Estimated Weight: 45 Kgs.
Recapture Weight: 60 Kgs.
4a) Species: Broadbill Swordfish
Tagged Location: South Mlima
Tagged on:
Ol Jogi II
Re-capture Location: Somalia
Recapture Method: Nets
Distance Traveled: 250
Time Out: 165 days
Estimated Weight:
35 Kgs.
Recapture Weight:
Unknown
      
b) Species: Sailfish
Tagged Location: Rips, Watamu
Tagged on: Eclare
Re-capture Location: Kismayu, Somalia
Recapture Method: Nets
Distance Traveled: 250
Time Out: 1 year, 83 days
Estimated Weight:
25 Kgs.
Recapture Weight: Unknown

6a) Species: Striped Marlin
Tagged Location: Center Mlima
Tagged on:
Pussycat
Re-capture Location:
Coco-de-Mer
Map Co-ordinates:
0.59 N 54.33 E
Recapture Method:
Commercial Trawler
Distance Traveled:
1000 miles
Time Out: 
92 days
Estimated Weight:
60 Kgs.
Recapture Weight:
Unknown

b) Species:
Black Tip Shark
Tagged Location:
Ziwayu
Tagged on:
Neptune
Re-capture Location:
Seychelles
Map Co-ordinates:
2.26 S 51.29 E
Recapture Method:
Commercial Trawler
Distance Traveled:
1000 miles
Time Out:
53 days
Estimated Weight:
14 Kgs
Recapture Weight:
27 Kgs
6c) Species: Silky Shark
Tagged Location: North Kenya Bank
Tagged on: Snow Goose
Re-capture Location: Seychelles
Map Co-ordinates: 3.50 S 56.34 E
Recapture Method: Commercial Trawler
Distance Traveled: 945 miles
Time Out: 72 days
Estimated Weight: 12 Kgs
Recapture Weight: Unknown


d) Species:  Yellowfin Tuna
Tagged Location: North Kenya Bank
Tagged on: Unknown
Re-capture Location: North Seychelles Bank
Map Co-ordinates: 4.52 S 51.19 E
Recapture Method: Commercial Trawler
Distance Traveled: 650 miles
Time Out:  1 year, 232 days
Estimated Weight: Unknown
Recapture Weight: Unknown

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7) Species: Big Eye Tuna
Tagged Location:
Unknown
Tagged on: Unknown
Re-capture Location:
Comoros
Map Co-ordinates: Unknown
Recapture Method: Commercial Trawler
Distance Traveled:
1200 miles
Time Out: Unknown
Estimated Weight: Unknown
Recapture Weight:
30 Kgs. 
8a) Species: Broadbill Swordfish
Tagged Location: North Kenya Bank
Tagged on: White Bear
Re-capture Location: Madagascar
Map Co-ordinates: 19.20 S 49.25 E
Recapture Method: Commercial Trawler
Distance Traveled: 1200 miles
Time Out: 2 years, 31 days
Estimated Weight:
20 Kgs.
Recapture Weight: Unknown
8b) Species: Black Marlin
Tagged Location: Watamu
Tagged on: Alleycat
Re-capture Location: Madagascar
Map Co-ordinates: Unknown
Recapture Method: Long Liner
Distance Traveled: 1200 miles
Time Out: Unknown
Estimated Weight: Unknown
Recapture Weight: Unknown

9) Species: Broadbill Swordfish
Tagged Location: Rips, Watamu
Tagged on: Albatross
Re-capture Location: Reunion
Map Co-ordinates: 22.25 S 51.18 E
Recapture Method: Commercial Trawler
Distance Traveled: 1500 miles
Time Out: 1 year 250 days
Estimated Weight: 22 Kgs.
Recapture Weight: 30 Kgs.
10)  Species: Broadbill Swordfish
Tagged Location:
North Kenya Bank
Tagged on:
Snow Goose
Re-capture
Location: Port Elizabeth, S.A.
Map Co-ordinates:
34.30 S 25.29 E
Recapture Method:
Commercial Trawler
Distance Traveled:
2400 miles
Time Out: 
1 year, 6 days
Estimated Weight:
50 Kgs.
Recapture Weight:
Unknown

11)  Species: Sailfish
Tagged Location:
Ziwayu
Tagged on:
Eclare
Re-capture Location:
Cape Town
Map Co-ordinates:
Atlantic Ocean
Recapture Method:
Japanese Long Liner
Distance Traveled:
Time Out:
2 years
Estimated Weight:
30 Kgs
Recapture Weight:
Unknown
12)  Species: Sailfish
Tagged Location:
Tenewe
Tagged on:
Little Toot
Re-capture Location:
Atlantic Indian Ridge
Map Co-ordinates:
55 S 20 E
Recapture Method:
Commercial Trawler
Distance Traveled:
3300 miles
Time Out:
Estimated Weight:
24 Kgs.
Recapture Weight:
Unknown



This amazing sailfish (12) recovery (as seen above and on the left) midway between the tip of South Africa and Antarctica suggests that billfish migration from the Indian Ocean to the Atlantic may be a possibility, this idea was strengthened with the reported recapture of a second sailfish (11) over that same time period, re-caught on a Japanese long liner off Cape Town, South Africa.

The Great Ocean Conveyor (above right) conceivably could supply the necessary warm water currents for a journey so far south of the equator.

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13) Species: Broadbill Swordfish
Tagged Location: North Kenya Bank

Tagged on: Alley Cat

Re-capture Location:
South Indian Ridge
Map Co-ordinates: 31.35 S 81.35 E
Recapture Method: Commercial Trawler

Distance Traveled:
3600 miles
Time Out: 1 year,
250 days
Estimated Weight:
30 Kgs.
Recapture Weight: Unknown
14) Species: Striped Marlin
Tagged Location:
Rips
Tagged on: B's Nest

Re-capture Location:
Perth, Australia
Map Co-ordinates: 32 S 105 E
Recapture Method: Commercial Trawler
Distance Traveled:
5250 miles
Time Out:
195 days
Estimated Weight: 48 Kgs.
Recapture Weight:
40 Kgs.