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Transatlantic Tuna Fishing Report - November 17, 2016

Date of trip: November 17, 2016
Posted November 17, 2016 by FishTrack Member
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Another bluefin tuna recapture off of Malta! Ron Butler was aboard Capt. Nat Moody's boat, Night Heron, when they tagged this fish (1 of 3, all 3 have been recaptured!) off Stellwagen Bank, Massachusetts as a part of Large Pelagics Research Center's Tag a Tiny program in 2009. Over 2650 days later and over 3500 miles later, this same fish was captured in the Mediterranean off Algeria in May 2016 and brought to a open ocean pen in Malta. When it was harvested just a couple days ago, this bluefin grew over 550 lbs to be 725 lbs dressed. We thank ICCAT observer, Luigi Pizzo, for reporting another bluefin to us.

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