Fishing Regulations for Pacific Bluefin Tuna Slated to Change in Summer 2015

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Pacific bluefin tuna.   photo courtesy NOAA

At its April 8, 2015 meeting, the California Fish and Game Commission adopted a reduced two-fish recreational daily bag limit for Pacific bluefin tuna (Thunnus orientalis) as well as new requirements for filleting tuna on vessels south of Point Conception. These regulation changes will conform to new federal regulations and become effective when published in the California Regulatory Notice Register this summer. CDFW anticipates that federal and state regulations will have the same effective date when the final federal rule is published. These recreational fishing regulation changes complement reductions in commercial catch allowances reached through international treaty agreement with the U.S. and other treaty nations. Continue reading “Fishing Regulations for Pacific Bluefin Tuna Slated to Change in Summer 2015”