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7th July 2020, 19:51

Tuna season suspended; fishing Atlantic Bluefin Tuna banned until next month

The Minister for the Environment has suspended the open season on Atlantic Bluefin Tuna fishing for just under a month.

The suspension came into effect at six on Tuesday evening, and remains in place until the 5th of August.

This year, tuna season began on the 16th of June, with new restrictions banning permit holders from catching more than two tunas in one week. The season is set to end on the 14th of October.