Gloucester tuna fishing continues, with tuna begin taken every day in all size categories.
Tim and Liz spent several days stranded in Gloucester, tuna fishing of course. They opted to tag and release all of their non-giant bluefin tuna. Makes for some great angling – and these two know their stuff – and gives back a bit to bluefin research.
Per 2011 NMFS regulations, tuna 59 to 73 inches must be released. Tuna Hunter tags these tuna, using Large Pelagic Research Center tags, to support bluefin tuna research.
Tuna tagging is not difficult, This photo shows proper tag placement, then the fish was quickly released, right back out through the fish door.