Bluefin Tuna Retention Limits

The National Marine Fisheries Service maintains the current General category (commercial) daily retention limit of three large medium or giant Atlantic bluefin tuna  (measuring 73" or greater) per vessel per day/trip for September 1 through December 31, 2012.  This limit applies to vessels permitted in the Atlantic tunas General category, and to vessels permitted in the HMS Charter/Headboat category while fishing commercially.