Bluefin Tuna Regulations 2015

May 14th, 2015 by

2015 Recreational Atlantic Tunas Retention Limits

Here you go fresh from NMFS…Bluefin tuna regulations for 2015:

Effective May 15, 2015, the bluefin tuna (BFT) daily retention limits are increased from the default of 1 BFT measuring 27-<73" to the following. For HMS Angling-permitted vessels: 1 school BFT (27 to <47") + 1 large school/small medium BFT (47-<73"). For HMS Charter/Headboat-permitted vessels: 2 school BFT (27 to <47") + 1 large school/small medium BFT (47-<73"). These limits are effective for all areas except the Gulf of Mexico. The recreational BFT trophy fishery (73"+) is currently open in all areas with a limit of 1 BFT measuring 73" or greater/vessel/year. For further information, see notice in library (at left). The recreational yellowfin tuna retention limit is 3/person/day or trip. The minimum size for yellowfin and bigeye tuna is 27" curved fork length. There are no recreational limits for bigeye, skipjack, or albacore tunas. For the entire regulations for Bluefin tuna, yellowfin tuna and bigeye tuna click below! https://hmspermits.noaa.gov/News.asp#news338

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