The Almadraba: Netting Blue-Fin Tuna, the Phoenician Way by Gabriella Opaz (based on an experience by Anne Manson)

“Last week – I saw it happen. I watched as the majestic blue-fin tuna, glistening in the morning sunlight, being hoisted out of the sea to begin their journey from Zahara de los Atunes to dining tables in Japan. In a small boat of just 10 people, I was with Ignacio Soto of Nature Tarifa, […]

Bluefins lure famed fishing boat captain to Portland – by Randy Billings

“PORTLAND – Trying to get a fisherman to divulge secrets, especially about favorite fishing holes, is usually a waste of time. click image to enlarge Captains Linda Greenlaw and Rob Evon and first mate Brandon Pierce with a 74-inch bluefin that sold at auction in Tokyo last year for $4,000. Photo courtesy Browne Trading Co. […]

Bluefin Tuna – Are They in Great Shape or Severely Depleted? by Mike Leech

“According to a recent article that appeared as part of a series in Commercial Fisheries News, western Atlantic bluefin tuna have never been overfished; overfishing is not occurring; their biomass is above the maximum sustainable yield; and a higher commercial quota is fully justified. The article was written by the executive director of the American […]

‘Wicked Tuna’ ventures into ‘Uncharted Territory’ on NatGeo by Diane Zoller-Ciatto

“Tonight’s episode of “Wicked Tuna” was dedicated to the Victims and Heroes of the proud City of Boston, Strong, Tough … and Wicked Resilient. As fans find the fishermen of Gloucester, Mass. in week twelve of their season as they attempt to catch their livelihood; the elusive bluefin tuna. So far, the leaderboard is as […]

Cash-strapped bluefin tuna producer warns its future is in doubt by Eva Tallaksen

“Bluefin tuna producer Umami Sustainable Seafood warned there is “substantial doubt” the company will be able to continue as a going concern as a result of a lack of cash and incoming debt repayments. The San Diego, US-based company — which ranches bluefin tuna in Croatia and Mexico — said it recorded a net loss […]

A Sign of Population Collapse – buzz blog by Physics Central

Excerpt from this article: “Climate change, overfishing, and other ecological changes can push wild animal populations towards extinction. For years, scientists have observed changing wildlife populations and seek to measure the risk of population collapse in order to preemptively protect endangered species. Now, a team of physicists at MIT have demonstrated that variations in population […]

New Monitoring Could Help Protect Bluefin Tuna Stocks by the Fish Site News Desk

“EU – New research has found a way to use satellite remote sensing data to track bluefin tuna in real time. The technology hopes to provide a clearer picture of their migratory patterns, leading to better protection of their endangered stocks. The bluefin tuna is one of the world’s great voyagers. It must continuously swim […]

Bluefin Tuna Filet – by Captain Robb Roach of Kettlebottom

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ISSF tuna report now tracks reference points and rules by Natalia Real

“The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) has unveiled the latest update to its Status of the World Fisheries for Tuna report and it is unprecedentedly tracking the adoption of reference points and harvest control rules (HCRs) for the world’s 23 commercially fished tuna stocks (six albacore, four bigeye, four bluefin, five skipjack and four yellowfin […]

IGFA Backs Call to Remove Longlines from Gulf of Mexico

“In anticipation of the Obama Administration’s new bluefin tuna regulations for U.S. fisheries in the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean, the IGFA is preparing to voice support for the adoption of greenstick and swordfish buoy gear to replace harmful and wasteful longlines. Data from NOAA’s southeast Fisheries Science Center shows that from 2007 […]

Virginia: “Local crew boats a whale of a tuna” by Lee Tolliver (the Virginian-Pilot)

“Rick Wineman and his crew faced a dilemma. There at the side of the boat was a huge bluefin tuna. Exactly how big, they weren’t sure. They also didn’t know how to get this giant into Wineman’s 26-foot Regulator center console boat. “We had that fish beside the boat for at least 15 minutes while […]

NMFS Announces Proposed 2013 Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Quotas

“The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) proposes quota specifications for the 2013 Atlantic bluefin tuna fishery. The proposed rule would adjust the U.S. baseline bluefin tuna quota and subquotas to account for allowable unharvested 2012 quota and to account for a portion of the estimated 2013 dead discards up front (i.e., at the beginning of […]

New Zone Policy Provides Boost for Aussie Aquaculture Industry

Below is an excerpt from this article written by TheFishSite News Desk: “AUSTRALIA – A new aquaculture zone policy for Lower Eyre Peninsula will provide a boost for South Australia’s aquaculture farmers, allowing for the potential expansion of the state’s A$125 million Southern Bluefin Tuna industry. Minister for Fisheries Gail Gago said the new zone […]

The thrill of the fight by Tammy Wells

Below is an excerpt from this article written by Senior Staff Writer Tammy Wells of the Journal Tribune: “KENNEBUNKPORT — Five years ago, he was injured – and not for the first time – and so Bruce Hebert thought his days of fishing for bluefin tuna were over. Recovering from spinal reconstruction surgery, he figured […]


Below is an excerpt from this article: “The record-breaking fish was caught off north-eastern Japan and weighed in at 222kg (489lbs), which equates to roughly $7,600 per kg ($3,500/lb).”… To view entire article, click on link below: 2013. US $1.7 MILLION FOR ONE BLUEFIN TUNA! Check out our Daddy Mac Lures: Trophy Series Casting Jigs […]

Lower Yen cuts export prices – by Port Lincoln Times

“PARITY between the Australian dollar and the Japanese yen will cause headaches for the local tuna industry as it moves into harvest. The weakened Yen is now trading at 100 to the Australian dollar, meaning the value of the yen has dropped by 20 per cent since September. Australian Southern Bluefin Tuna Industry Association chief […]

True bluefin: The breeding scheme promising a future for tuna – European Commission, Research & Innovation

“Known as the tiger of the sea, the bluefin tuna or Thunnus thynnus, can grow to more than half a tonne, glide at speeds of up to 70km/hour, and migrate over thousands of kilometres. But for many people, the bluefin’s majesty and grace in the water count for far less than the delicious taste of […]

‘Wicked Tuna: Hooked Up’ fans treated to bonus episode on NatGeo By: Diane Zoller-Ciatto

“Last night National Geographic Channel gave fans of “Wicked Tuna” a bonus episode prior to the regular show. This extra episode titled “Jumping Ship,” told fans how Paul Hebert came to be the captain of the Lisa & Jake after he was fired by Dave on the He knew Kevin from the charters that […]

Bluefin Tuna – by Ben Fowler

“Perhaps one of the most threatened species in the world, the bluefin tuna has the misfortune of being one of the most desirable of the fish in the sea. The record sale price for a bluefin was $1.78 million. Yes, you read that right, one million seven hundred and eighty thousand dollars for a single […]

Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Fisheries, A Rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 04/04/2013

“ACTION Temporary Rule; Inseason Angling Category Retention Limit Adjustment; Southern Area Trophy Fishery Closure. SUMMARY NMFS has determined that the Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT) daily retention limit that applies to vessels permitted in the Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Charter/Headboat category (when fishing recreationally for BFT) should be adjusted for the remainder of 2013, based on […]

How to Catch Cape Cod Tuna within Sight of Shore by Ryan Collins

This is a great read. Below is only an excerpt from this article written by Ryan Collins, but I recommend reading the article in it’s entirety as it has some helpful tips. “Three and a half years ago I got a call from my Cape Cod tuna fishing buddy Jason Mazzola that I won’t soon […]

Bluefin tuna to 544 pounds boated off N.C. coast by Tom Higgins

Article Excerpt: “Bluefin tuna to 544 pounds boated off N.C. coast. Anglers are enjoying “the blues” off the Outer Banks and at Lake Norman. Giant bluefin tuna to 96 inches and 544 pounds are being boated off Oregon Inlet and Hatteras Village when sea conditions are favorable. Blue catfish to 35 pounds have been caught […]

How to Catch Cape Cod Tuna within Sight of Shore

Article Excerpt: “Three and a half years ago I got a call from my Cape Cod tuna fishing buddy Jason Mazzola that I won’t soon forget. It went something like this. Mazzola: ”Hey I was just down at the beach and saw tuna busting about 500 yards from shore.” Me: ”Huh?” I think most people […]

Daddy Mac Lures – Proud Sponsor of the 2013 Hyannis Tuna Fest June 20-22!!!

We are thrilled to announce that we, Daddy Mac Lures, are a proud sponsor of the 2013 Hyannis Tuna Fest from June 20-22! This tournament is run by legendary Captain Damon Sacco of Castafari. Come on down and check out the Daddy Mac Lures booth and see our products. Boats registering by May 15 will […]

PRESS RELEASE: ABTA, Pew and IGFA work together on bluefin tuna management on Amendment 7

“Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Angling Category Fishery: Southern Area Trophy Fishery Closure and Daily Retention Limit Adjustment (for Northern and Southern Areas) The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is taking the following two actions regarding the recreational Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT) fishery, effective April 4 through December 31, 2013: (1) Closure of the large medium/giant “trophy” […]