Bluefin fishery picks up again

Bluefin fishery picks up again; schools of big giants raise new questions

HARWICH, MA – Following a several-week lull, the bluefin fishery was picking up in mid-July with schools of giants being reported off Maine, in Cape Cod Bay, off Chatham, and on Georges Bank.

Stick boats had finally caught a break with the weather and were said to be on a roll.  Rod-and-reelers were exasperated by the low hookup rate, but word that the fish were around was building anticipation that things were about to get exciting again.

The timing appeared to be good, too.  Dealers from Maine to Cape Cod said market conditions in Japan were improving as domestic supplies there had finally thinned out.


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