A large, warm water, highly migratory ocean traveling fish characterized by its sword. A summer visitor to the banks off the Maine coast. While the largest caught have been 1000 pounds, those that visit the Gulf of Maine are in the 50-60 pound range. Commercially the fish are caught on longlines or harpooned. With such a wideranging fish, fisheries regulation is difficult. It is considered to be overfished but recovering.