Saturday, May 26, 2012

New 2012 Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Regulations

The National Marine Fisheries Service recently announced that it is adjusting the General category Atlantic bluefin tuna daily retention limit to three large medium or giant (73 inches or greater curved fork length) bluefin tuna effective June 1-August 31, 2012.

The new limit applies to vessels permitted in the Atlantic tunas General category as well as vessels permitted in the HMS Charter/Headboat category while fishing commercially.

source: NMFS

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