Category Archive: Tuna

Landmark Lutcavage-led study shows western Atlantic bluefin mature earlier than assumed

In 2011, when the LPRC moved into its home at the Marine Research Station in Gloucester, Director Molly Lutcavage said of the facility’s huge walk-in freezer, “Guts and gonads.  Stomach contents.  That’s what we’ll store in here.  This makes it a real fish lab.”  Gonad analysis was at the heart of the new findings on western Atlantic bluefin spawning age by the Lutcavage team of researchers. (Lorelei Stevens photo)

In 2011, when the LPRC moved into its home at the Marine Research Station in Gloucester, Director Molly Lutcavage said of the facility’s huge walk-in

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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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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)

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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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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.

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

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ICCAT: US once again seeks bluefin quota cut

AGADIR, MOROCCO — The Northeast’s bluefin tuna industry came away from the Nov. 9-19 ICCAT meeting here dismayed once again by the US delegation’s ultraconservative … Read the rest

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Bluefin: Assessment bodes well for recovery

GLOUCESTER, MA — Armed with reliable catch data and an enhanced understanding of bluefin biology, scientists conducted a new Atlantic bluefin tuna stock assessment this … Read the rest

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