Category Archive: Bluefin

ICCAT adopts higher quotas for western, eastern bluefin tuna

GENOA, ITALY – The International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) concluded its annual meeting here on Nov. 17 and adopted, with overwhelming … Read the rest

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Lutcavage team to use ‘hexacopter’ drones to survey bluefin tuna

GLOUCESTER, MA – Back in 1993, Molly Lutcavage, then a scientist at the New England Aquarium, launched one of the region’s first cooperative research programs, … Read the rest

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New bluefin stock assessments show stunning reversal in abundance

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by Rich Ruais

As recently as 2009, the Standing Committee on Research and Statistics (SCRS) to the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas … Read the rest

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Bluefin tuna harpooners doing well; hook bite getting a good start

HARWICH, MA – The bluefin tuna fishery was chugging along in mid-July.  Dealers reported a somewhat slow though steady stream of landings.  Most were coming … Read the rest

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Harpooners get a jump on the ‘14 bluefin season

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Bill “Hollywood” Muniz with three bluefin taken June 11 in the Gulf of Maine aboard his boat Lily. (Ian Fulford photo)

HARWICH, MA – The … Read the rest

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Lessons from BP spill: Crude oil toxic to large pelagic embryo hearts

SEATTLE, WA – In March, researchers announced that the disastrous BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico four years ago had the … Read the rest

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NJ bite stokes late-fall bluefin fishery

NMFS increased the daily bluefin retention limit to five large medium or giants on Nov. 27, just before the fishery took off.  The change helped fishermen improve efficiency by reducing fuel and operating costs. (Photos courtesy of Steve Getto)

MANASQUAN, NJ – Bluefin tuna fishermen from Maine to North Carolina dropped everything and bolted for New Jersey and Long Island ports in early December … Read the rest

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Industry pans draft bluefin Amendment 7

GLOUCESTER, MA – Many of the principal people involved in the bluefin tuna and swordfish fisheries got their first detailed explanation of draft Amendment 7 … Read the rest

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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 … Read the rest

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Bluefin mania: Fish come on strong nearshore

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Offloading a giant bluefin from the 35' Lily in Gloucester in 2011.

Steven Kennedy photo Offloading a giant bluefin from the 35' Lily in Gloucester in 2011.

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Offloading a giant bluefin from the 35′ Lily in Gloucester in 2011.

HARWICH, MA – Even before the June 1 start of Read the rest

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