Reduced bluefin bag limits proposed

THE NSW Department of Primary Industries has called for submissions into proposed changes to southern bluefin tuna bag limits. 

The proposed bag limit changes to be implemented are:

Daily bag limit: 1*
Daily boat limit: 2
Charter boat limit: 6

*Currently 2 of 90cm or above; less than 90cm – 5 in total

A Species Impact Statement assessing the impact of the activities has been prepared.

According to the NSW DPI website, the Minister for Primary Industries is proposing to make an Order to authorise fishing for southern bluefin tuna in accordance with all applicable controls.

Fisho encourages readers to respond to the bag limits proposal and give their opinions on the change. We reckon that as long as commercial fishing for SBTs is restricted as well, it can’t be a bad thing to adopt sensible rec bag limits for these fish, right? After all, how much tuna can you eat – catch a 30kg one and you have more than enough and can have a ball releasing the rest …

We look forward to also hearing your views below.

Written submissions on the proposed Order are invited until 16 April 2014.

More info available at:

Written submissions can be submitted by:
Post to: Southern Bluefin Tuna Order
NSW Department of Primary Industries
LMB 3020
Nowra NSW 2541

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