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We all have a stake in the future of marlin and other billfish such as sailfish and spearfish. Here’s what you can do to help:
 
Chefs and Restaurant Owners
  • Take marlin off your menus and take the pledge to not serve marlin and other billfish. Go marlin free.
  • Talk to other chefs and restaurant owners – help them understand that they can play an important role in helping to save marlin.
  • Spread the word to your customers – it’s uncool to eat marlin and other billfish.
 
Grocery Store Meat Departments, Butcher Shops and Speciality Seafood Stores
  • Take the pledge to not sell marlin and other billfish. Go marlin free.
     
  • Take marlin out of your seafood counters and share ideas about different seafood that your customers can prepare for a great dinner at home.
  • Spread the word to your customers – it’s uncool to eat marlin and other billfish.
     
  • Donate to our campaign
 
Seafood Wholesalers
  • Take the pledge to not sell marlin and other billfish. Go marlin free.
     
  • Stop supplying restaurants and seafood retailers with marlin and other billfish.
  • Tell your suppliers (commercial fishermen and seafood brokers) that you stand behind the Take Marlin Off the Menu campaign and won’t sell marlin anymore.
  • Spread the word to your customers – it’s uncool to eat marlin and other billfish.
     
  • Donate to our campaign
 
Consumers
  • Don’t order marlin when visiting your favorite restaurant. And tell your waitperson that the restaurant should “take marlin off the menu.”  Copy our sample letter.
  • Stop buying marlin and other billfish from your local seafood counter. Ask the fresh meat department to recommend other fish or seafood that is low in mercury and sustainably caught for an enjoyable meal at home. View Sustainable Seafood Guides from the Marine Conservation Society, Environmental Defense Fund, and more.
  • Spread the word – tell your friends, family members and co-workers -- it’s uncool to eat marlin and other billfish.
     
  • Donate to our campaign
 
Anglers
  • Continue to practice catch and release and use circle hooks when fishing for marlin and other billfish.
 
Spread the word – tell your friends, family members and co-workers -- it’s uncool to eat marlin and other billfish. Print out and share Sustainable Seafood Guides from the Marine Conservation Society, Environmental Defense Fund, and more.
 
 
 
National Coalition for Marine ConservationInternational Game Fish Association