Tagged longline

Unlikely Allies Team Up For Tuna

Andy Revkin of The New York Times gave space in his Dot Earth blog this week for discussion on Atlantic bluefin tuna, just as the public comment period on a proposed rule on tuna fishing winds down (the deadline for comment is this Friday). … More Info »

Wicked Tune-Up for Tuna Rules

Atlantic bluefin tuna

Fishermen who catch tuna with harpoons, hand gear, purse seine nets, and longlines gathered last Wednesday in Gloucester, MA, for a hearing on proposed changes to the way we manage the catch of the Atlantic bluefin tuna. Bluefin are highly prized for the sushi market and for recreational fishing. Strong, sleek, and muscular, these fish are astonishingly fast giants that can reach well over a thousand pounds. But their popularity has led to plummeting populations and has landed the bluefin on the red list of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). … More Info »