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
Today my boys made a home made tag stick and assembled some Atlantic Tuna Project shirts, hats and lures for donation to Pride Fishing in Red Bank New Jersey. Owner of Pride, Max Berry is holding…Continue
Added by John LoGioco on December 15, 2012 at 5:25pm — No Comments
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
There seems to be a lot of energy being expended questioning Guy Harvey’s commitment to the recreational fishing community due to his backing of the Shark Free Marina Initiative. I have read the post on Sportfishermen.com and Guy Harvey’s open letter response on his…Continue
Added by John LoGioco on August 28, 2012 at 2:27pm — No Comments
Had a great day here at the Atlantic Tuna Project. One of our tagging member charter boats, MR Charters, needed a refill on gear so my nine year old son Oliver volunteered to help today. He packed the…Continue
Added by John LoGioco on August 18, 2012 at 10:03pm — No Comments
Atlantic Tuna Project member Mike Formichella of Asbury Park, New Jersey was fishing for bluefin tuna off our New Jersey coast this July and caught a bluefin tuna with a tag already in the fish.…Continue
Added by John LoGioco on August 5, 2012 at 11:53am — No Comments
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
Added by John LoGioco on June 7, 2012 at 2:46pm — No Comments
Simply put, a fish cage is a bag hanging in the water.
Can you catch by handline, poling and trapping tuna and successfully put them in a special cage and look after the fish until harvest time.
1) Tuna exhibit an extraordinary ability to learn.
2) Happy tuna are healthy tuna. $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
3) Shock……. Cause and onset of shock will be the most common cause of death for a tuna.
4) Southern Bluefin…Continue
The last few weeks have been amazing as nearly every day I get an email, PM on 360Tuna, text message, tweet or phone call on guys tagging big bluefin tuna and yellowfin mixed in for fun. Check out some of these wonderful shots taken by Atlantic Tuna Project members;
This shot above was…Continue
Added by John LoGioco on March 18, 2012 at 9:14pm — No Comments
A trip of extremes was our 2012 tagging tournament at the Panama Sportfishing Lodge February 25th to March 3rd. Our group of 12 faced challenges ranging from …Continue
Added by John LoGioco on March 15, 2012 at 4:28pm — No Comments
Probably the best video of bluefin exploding on kite baits AND being tagged and released that I have seen. Capt. Bob Cook and crew over at Fat Tuna Guide Service hailing from Massachusetts did a fantastic job with this footage. Thanks Capt. Bob for your efforts on tagging. Kite fishing is so exciting. Down here in New Jersey the kite hasn't really caught on. Last year…Continue
Also in english all the discussions. We have a section for SAVE THE BLUEFIN TUNA site............eheheh THANKS to your sharing.
Added by DANIELE on February 10, 2012 at 12:15pm — No Comments
Added by DANIELE on February 10, 2012 at 12:09pm — No Comments
Hello everybody i'm realley proud to be in this community for SAVE THE BLUEFIN TUNA. Thanks a lot for the opportunity that you give us to work with you.…Continue
Added by DANIELE on February 10, 2012 at 11:49am — No Comments
I discovered this amazing video shot by world famous free-diver Terry Maas. One of the best videos I have seen that shows how striped marlin use their bill as weapon, rudder, scooper and toy. To see how a marlin gets a sardine off its bill fast forward to 4:49 in the video. Enjoy…Continue
Added by John LoGioco on January 22, 2012 at 3:11pm — No Comments
This is one of my favorite videos of all time. Take notice of the small things like the white feather jigs, leather harness belt and the small rail guard keeping these guys from falling into the waves with the tuna and sharks. I also love the WWII like helmets these guys wore. Stay with the video for the first few minutes and wait for the bigger tuna to start coming over the rail. Truly amazing. In our day of ultra modern fishing equipment both recreational and…Continue
Added by John LoGioco on January 2, 2012 at 4:16pm — No Comments