Blackfin Tuna To Become Recreational Limit in Florida

Blackfin tuna
Blackfin tuna

Blackfin tuna may become a recreational limit in areas of Sebastian and Florida after the Florida Fish, and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved a draft proposal Wednesday.

The approved draft proposal calls for a limit for blackfin tuna of two fish per person or ten fish per vessel, whichever is greater, according to the FWC.

“Staff has heard a variety of concerns from anglers about the blackfin tuna fishery for several years and held seven public workshops across the state earlier this year to gather input,” the FWC said in a statement.

The approved proposal is expected to come before the Commission for a final public hearing in October 2019.

Blackfin tuna can be found throughout Florida, the Atlantic, Gulf, and Caribbean.

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