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Bluefin market report: Cautious optimism as season starts

HARWICH, MA – After a slow start following the June 1 opening of the commercial season, the bluefin tuna fishery was picking up speed in mid- June as Commercial Fisheries News went to press.

As of June 8, dealers reported sporadic landings of bluefin between western Maine and Cape Cod with a few early fish being shipped to Japan.

Following an extended period of unsettled weather, the June 9-10 weekend brought clear skies and calm seas to much of the region, and a good number of boats geared up and set out. Fishermen reported positive signs of bait, especially towards Maine.

Read the rest and much, much more in the July issue of Commercial Fisheries News.
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