Rule lets tuna off the hook

Posted on April 04, 2011 by John DeSantis, Daily Comet

HOUMA — One of this region’s least-noticed fisheries will be working under new regulations starting next month.

But the federal requirement that commercial boats use a special hook designed to protect giant bluefin tuna from accidental harvest is one fishermen say could enhance their ability to catch their target species, the smaller yellowfin tuna.

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Issues: Bluefin Tuna