Long Liners Taking Recreational Quota To Toss Dead Bluefin Over The Rail

Hi folks, as you know there is much brewing over at National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS).  The big issue on the table is how does the USA account for the tragedy of long liners mistakenly catching bluefin tuna on their hooks, and unable to land them, have to toss them over the rail, dead, for crab food as they sink to the ocean floor.  This is called Dead Discard and its an issue that needs solving.  

The Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Association and Recreational Fishing Alliance have done a great job explaining the issue and making it super easy for you to submit a comment.  I strongly encourage you to submit a comment.  Be aware that what you write will be made public so be conscience of what you write and any information you give.   

Please go to the ABTA site to see their comments and recommended letter for submission to NMFS.

Happy Near Year!  

John 

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