What happens to the marlin in The Old Man and the Sea?

Chef's answer
When the shark hits the marlin, the old man sinks his harpoon into the shark's head. The shark lashes on the water and, eventually, sinks, taking the harpoon and the old man's rope with it. ... Santiago realizes that his struggle with the marlin was for nothing
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A black marlin attacked a woman snorkeling Saturday at Tanjung Karang Beach in Donggala, Central Sulawesi, a province of Indonesia, according to Asia One.
Catching a blue marlin of your own requires patience, will and endurance. ... While you're out there, you can troll behind the boat while searching for marlin, but we recommend you catch your own bait, hook it up and toss it back in. Then, the waiting game begins, and it can take ages.23 Jul 2018
When fishermen catch any marlin, they normally release the fish and not bring it into the lab. ... Any fishermen who would like a souvenir of their prized catch the scientists save the fin and the bill at no charge. TORI TIDBIT: The large fish you see in the tournament are mostly female.16 Jun 2011
Blue Marlin has a mildly pronounced flavor with a very firm, almost steak-like texture. The flesh color ranges from white to pink depending upon diet, although it varies somewhat from fish to fish. Flesh with a high fat content has a natural sheen. Marlin are highly prized in Japan for sashimi.
Adult blue marlin have few predators apart from killer whales, sharks (Shortfin Mako and Great Whites), and humans. They are sought after as a highly prized game fish by anglers and are taken by commercial fishermen, both as a directed catch and as bycatch in major industrial tuna fisheries.
The size of their predators increases as they grow, and adult blue marlin are not eaten by anything other than large open ocean shark species.
about 10 yearsLife span: Up to about 10 years. Habitat: Striped marlin occur in tropical to temperate waters of the Pacific and Indian Oceans.
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