Fish Agency Keeps Higher Bluefin Retention Limits

Posted on August 25, 2011 by TRAVIS SANFORD, Courthouse News Service

WASHINGTON (CN) - Even though landings of bluefin tuna by domestic fisheries are down, the National Marine Fisheries Service will keep the current retention limit of three medium sized or one giant fish per day for the rest of the 2011 fishing season.

The agency raised the retention limit from two medium sized fish to three fish less than 6 feet 1 inch in June to encourage individual boats to make up for the overall decline in landings by the domestic fishery.
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Issues: Bluefin Tuna