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15th June 2016, 13:37

Start of Bluefin tuna fishing season

Published by GBC News

Open season for the fishing of Bluefin tuna in British Gibraltar Territorial Waters starts on Wednesday 15th June and ends on the 14th October. There will be a total allowable catch of 13 tonnes, after which the season will close.

The Department of the Environment and Climate Change reminds anglers that a class K licence is required and that application forms are available from the department’s website.

A dedicated office and landing point has been created within the North Mole. Tuna catches must be reported and weighed at the landing point and staff there should be contacted as soon as a fish is landed.

Details on minimum weights and sizes are set out in the Tuna Preservation Regulations.