Bluefin Tuna General Category Daily Limit (June-August 2014)

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has adjusted the General category (commercial handgear) Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT) retention limit to four large medium or giant BFT (i.e., four BFT measuring 73″ or greater) per vessel per day/trip effective June 1 through August 31, 2014.

The General category daily retention limit applies to vessels permitted in the commercial Atlantic tunas General category and the Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Charter/Headboat category while fishing commercially.

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source: National Marine Fisheries Service