Bluefin tuna in Gulf of Mexico face tighter safeguards under federal proposal

Bluefin tuna spawning grounds in the Gulf of Mexico would become more protected under a proposed new amendment expected to be published in the Federal Register on Wednesday. Members of the public can comment on the proposed new rule from now until Oct. 23. The sole public hearing in Louisiana is tentatively scheduled for 6 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Belle Chasse Auditorium, 8398 Louisiana 23. Comments also can be submitted electronically more@nola  22:39

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