Category Archive: Tuna

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)

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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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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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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