protecting the bluefin tuna, yellowfin tuna & bigeye tuna through catch, release, tagging, conservation, education and research.
75. That is the number of yellowfin tuna our squad of six anglers tagged in five days of fishing at the Panama Sport Fishing lodge during the week of May 20th, 2013. The yellowfin ranged from 20 pounds to 205 pounds. It was the best fishing any of us have ever experienced. To put this accomplishment in perspective 12 anglers in 2011 (many of them professional) tagged 56 yellowfin, last…Continue
ASMFC has collapsed the east coast menhaden stock. Record low numbers of menhaden in the water again this year. Bluefin eat menhaden in winter on east coast, exceeding 90% of their caloric input. ASMFC's
mathematical modeling of stock is more akin to voodoo than what they call "science" . Menhaden should be removed from the auspices of a corrupted ASMFC and managed solely by NMFS, catch of menhaden should be reduced by more than the reductions contemplated by ASMFC. The future of…Continue
Thank you all for your dedicated tagging efforts. In addition to tagging, please remember to keep an eye out for bluefin that are already carrying a tag!!!
We are extremely grateful for all reported tag recaptures! In addition to helping with the science, for recaptures of tags put out as part of our Atlantic-wide GBYP tagging program, there are rewards for these returned tags from $50 to $1000. This month, we had 2 GBYP recaptures of fish that were tagged off…Continue
Began this season with tag kits on the boat. Tagged 3 on Sunday. Mixed size from 8lbs to 30 lbs. You should have them in the mail this week. Simple easy fast and fish released with no harm. We actually captured a tag in one of the fish that was from ICCAT Madrid Spain!!! Awesome. …Continue
The bluefin tuna tagging season is off to a good start this year in New Jersey. The fish are almost all schoolies in the 15lb to 40lb range. The start of this season is different than the last couple as the fish seem to move every few days across a 60 mile square patch of…Continue