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  • Webinars planned to explain new bluefin discard and montioring rules
    Webinars planned to explain new bluefin discard and montioring rules
    If you've got time in the holiday rush, you can learn about the new Atlantic bluefin tuna fishing rules. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) of the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration at the United States Department of...
  • New rules set to protect the bluefin stock starting in 2015
    New rules set to protect the bluefin stock starting in 2015
    New rules to protect bluefin tuna have just been issued. The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced final adjustments to Amendment 7 of the 2006 Consolidated Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Fishery Management Plan....
  • More harpoon fishing will be allowed for bluefin tuna
    More harpoon fishing will be allowed for bluefin tuna
    If you like to catch Atlantic bluefin tuna with a harpoon, you may be in luck. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), of the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration at the U.S. Department of Commerce has just increased the harpoon...
  • Atlantic bluefin quotas finalized for 2014
    Atlantic bluefin quotas finalized for 2014
    The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) of the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration at the U.S. Department of Commerce has set final quota specifications for Atlantic bluefin tuna for the rest of the year. The rules take effect...
  • Bluefin catch limits adjusted for the rest of the year
    Bluefin catch limits adjusted for the rest of the year
    The Atlantic bluefin tuna daily retention limit has been altered for the rest of the year. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) of the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration announced in the Federal Register of Tuesday, May 6,...
  • Wicked Tuna
    ‘Wicked Tuna’ experiences a 'Brotherly Shove' on NatGeo
    On tonight's episode of “Wicked Tuna” those fishermen of Gloucester, Mass. are back on their journey to catch the elusive bluefin tuna as fans see how the competition plays out in this difficult profession. The opening sequence...
  • Atlantic bluefin tuna fishing stopped until June
    Atlantic bluefin tuna fishing stopped until June
    No more fishing for keeps of Atlantic large and medium bluefin tuna will be allowed until June. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is announcing in the Federal Register of Monday, March 24 that it is closing the fishery to prevent...
  • Webinar scheduled on Atlantic bluefin management amendments
    Webinar scheduled on Atlantic bluefin management amendments
    The public gets a chance to speak out loud about the proposed changes to the federal plan for managing Atlantic tuna fishing. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has scheduled a public webinar to give people the opportunity to comment...
  • Comment period on bluefin plan extended again
    Comment period on bluefin plan extended again
    You've got even more time to comment on the proposed amendments to the Atlantic bluefin tuna management plan. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) announced on Wednesday, Dec. 11 that it is extending for the second time the public...
  • Atlantic bluefin tuna quota increased for December
    Atlantic bluefin tuna quota increased for December
    You can catch more tuna in the Atlantic Ocean this holiday season. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) announced on Tuesday, Dec. 3 that it is increasing the daily quota for Atlantic bluefin tuna from three to five medium or large fish...
  • Bluefin tuna
    Bluefin tuna needs more protection from longline fishing
    Atlantic Bluefin tuna are one of the ocean’s most impressive predators. Weighing as much as 1,500 pounds, these giants can still accelerate faster than a sports car.Unfortunately, Bluefin tuna are being harmed by Atlantic longline vessels...
  • Comment period extended for bluefin management plan
    Comment period extended for bluefin management plan
    The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is extending the public comment period for its proposed amendment to the Atlantic bluefin management plan. NMFS announced on Wednesday, Sept. 18 that it is extending the comment period until Dec. 10. It...
  • Public hearings scheduled for bluefin tuna catch rules
    Public hearings scheduled for bluefin tuna catch rules
    The National Marine Fishery Service (NMFS) is conducting a series of public hearings this fall and taking public comments on proposals to control the incidental catch of Atlantic bluefin tuna. The proposed rule would alter Draft Amendment 7 to the...
  • New rules proposed for Atlantic bluefin fishing
    New rules proposed for Atlantic bluefin fishing
    The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is proposing new measures to manage the Atlantic bluefin tuna stock. NMFS proposed new regs to implement Amendment 7 to the 2006 Consolidated Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Fishery Management Plan...
  • Atlantic longline bluefin tuna fishing halted for the rest of the year
    Atlantic longline bluefin tuna fishing halted for the rest of the year
    The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) announced new Atlantic Bluefin Tuna (BFT) Quota Specifications for the rest of the year. On Wednesday, June 19, NMFS said it is closing “ the incidental longline category northern and southern...