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Pacific Bluefin Tuna – why California’s fishermen are impacted

thumbnailCAI0LXDYRecent actions and findings by international, federal and state fishery managers will result in reduced commercial and recreational take of Pacific Bluefin tuna.  California based purse-seine vessels will see their catch limit reduced by a minimum of 40%.  California based recreational anglers will see their daily bag limit reduced from 10-fish to 2-fish.  New filet regulations developed with input from enforcement, scientists, and the sportfishing community were recently approved by the California Fish and Game Commission which will impact how you process your fish at sea. Read the rest here 10:25

Shark Data Questioned At Hearing, “Amendment 5” to the Highly Migratory Species Fishery Management Plan.

The goal of the limit, along with other measures NMFS is considering, is to protect dusky sharks, which continue to see an alleged population drop despite being a prohibited species. According to NMFS data, dusky sharks are at a critical population level. However, anglers weren’t subtle when it came to voicing their opinion on the data. “It’s all guesses and supposes,” said Merrill Campbell of Southern Connections Seafood. Read more