Bluefin tuna

  • Bluefin tuna: Prices for landings improving over season

    Bluefin tuna: Prices for landings improving over season

    26th October 2023

    Andrew Pascoe, chairman of the South West Handline Fishermen’s Association, doesn’t hold one of this year’s 10 tuna licences for his own vessel, but was one of several members who attended training ahead of the season on all aspects of…

  • First NI bluefin tuna tagged

    First NI bluefin tuna tagged

    13th December 2022

    The first Northern Ireland CHART bluefin tuna has been caught and tagged between Ballycastle and Rathlin Island. The Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) and DAERA launched the NI CHART (Catch And Release Tuna) programme in September, looking at the feasibility…

  • Charter skippers start bluefin tagging

    Charter skippers start bluefin tagging

    16th August 2022

    Twenty-eight skippers and their crew from ports across South West and southern England will make their first trip of the 2022 season on 15 August to catch, tag, and release Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT). The vessels are taking part in…

  • Bluefin tuna tagging programme underway

    Bluefin tuna tagging programme underway

    27th January 2022

    Bluefin tuna have been tagged with state-of-the-art acoustic tracking tags for the first time in UK waters. The 7cm tags, which have been attached to 30 bluefin tuna, send individually coded acoustic messages to listening stations moored on the seabed,…

  • New Issue: Fishing News 26.09.19

    New Issue: Fishing News 26.09.19

    24th September 2019

      – No-deal Brexit chaos – N Ireland leaders in ‘positive meeting’ with Irish minister – Fisheries bodies push ministers for max Brexit benefits – MSC under fire over mackerel eco-label suspension – Bluefin tuna bid in Jersey – Leigh…

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