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2018 BlueFin Tuna Regulations
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Written by Rod Houck   
Wednesday, 04 July 2018 00:00

2018 BlueFin Tuna Regulations


2018 Recreational Atlantic Tunas Retention Limits

Effective April 26 through December 31, 2018, the BFT daily retention limits are the following.For HMS Angling-permitted vessels: 2 school BFT (27 to <47") + 1 large school/small medium BFT (47 to <73")

HMS Charter/Headboat-permitted vessels: 3 school BFT + 1 large school/small medium BFT. These limits are effective for all areas except the Gulf of Mexico. Angling and Charter/Headboat vessels may also land 1 trophy BFT measuring 73" or greater per vessel per year north of 39°18’N (off Great Egg Inlet, NJ).

The trophy bluefin fishery for the southern area is closed, The Gulf of Mexico area will close at 11:30 p.m. May 13. The recreational yellowfin tuna retention limit is 3/person/day or trip. The minimum size for yellowfin and bigeye tuna is 27" curved fork length. There are no recreational limits for bigeye, skipjack, or albacore tunas.
Ken Stark Doormat 11.3 Pounds
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Written by Rod Houck   
Sunday, 27 August 2017 20:02

Ken Stark with His Huge Doormat 11.3 Pounds! caught aboard Capt. Rons Fishermen.

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