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Improving post-release survival in Atlantic bluefin tuna…

Improving post-release survival in Atlantic bluefin tuna (Rod and line). Atlantic bluefin tuna are a prohibited species in UK waters and must not be targeted by commercial or recreational fishers. Should they be accidentally caught, they must be returned to the sea alive by following the guidelines below and all incidents reported to the MMO. … Read more

Fisheries and Brexit Parliamentary Briefing

Published Thursday, September 5, 2019 Following Brexit, the UK will no longer be part of the EU Common Fisheries Policy (CFP). It will become an independent coastal state and be fully responsible for managing fisheries in the UK’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), extending 200 nautical miles (nm) from shore. Jump to full report >> The … Read more

Black Moon has been selected for the Thunnus Project 2019

Building on the success of activities in 2018, Thunnus UK will be conducting additional scientific tagging of Atlantic bluefin tuna this summer (2019) using electronic tags to study the seasonal migrations and behaviour of these fish after having been caught and released in UK waters. Cefas and the University of Exeter are collaborating on a … Read more

History of UK Tunny Fishing

Between 1930 and 1955, big-game tuna fishing (or ‘tunny’ fishing as it was known at the time) was a sport popular with the wealthy aristocrats and military officers. During the tuna fishing season, they’d head up to Scarborough and fish from small boats, known as cobles. These boats were towed to the fishing grounds a few miles offshore by the larger, … Read more

Bluefin Tuna in Falmouth – Thunnus Project… THUNNUS UK is a collaborative research project between The University of Exeter, The Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) and the Tuna Research and Conservation Centre of Stanford University, USA and aims to provide a baseline understanding of the ecology of Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) in waters of the British Isles. The project … Read more

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