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New bluefin Tuna Regulations

Will the new rules for bluefin tuna bycatch help or hurt the fishery? Capt. John McMurray breaks it down for us in this in depth look at Amendment 7 to the Bluefin Tuna rules.

Posted in Bluefin Tuna, Conservation

Big Fish May Spell Trouble

The New England Bluefin tuna season has seen a slow start and it does not seem to have gotten a whole better better. Some would say that it has gotten a lot worse. For those who have been able to find the fish, the average size is up over that of the last few years. What does this mean?

Posted in Bluefin Tuna, Conservation

Report Your Bluefin!

With reporting compliance comes better data There is a lot going on with bluefin tuna right now.  Not only is there some new science refuting some of the old ideas we had about migration patterns of Eastern and Western stocks (which has serious implications for

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Fishy Business: Debates over Bluefin Tuna at ICCAT Annual Meeting

A School Bluefin taken off Long Island with Capt. Chris Hessert of Manhattan Fly

Well it must be summer time, which is hard to tell by the current weather. Rain, rain, and more rain. It must be summer because the different sides are turning up the rhetoric for the annual debate on bluefin tuna. The International Commission for the

Posted in Bluefin Tuna, Conservation


It’s time for the US to have some balls and fully support a trade ban Bluefin are screwed.  I hate to be blunt, but that’s the case with these fish, plain and simple.  The eastern stock has declined by almost 75% since the 60s, and

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Bluefin Tuna on the Fly

Bluefin tuna – the freight trains of the ocean.

Considered the consummate challenge for those venturing out with unlimited class trolling gear in battle wagons laden with fighting chairs and high definition televisions. A truly fun time…

Now think about trying that with fly gear. You heard us right, the long wand, the feather stick, whatever you choose to call it. Now we’re talking about one of the greatest challenges a fisherman can face.

Join us as Capt. Kris Jop explains the details of how to saltwater fly fishing for bluefin tuna.

If you dare…

Posted in Bluefin Tuna, Saltwater Fly Fishing
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