Bluefin Tuna Fishing Canso Nova Scotia. After 40 million years swimming by the Atlantic and the Mediterranean, the bluefin was about to disappear for a decade due to the growing success of the sushi. Excessive catches of this species – to satisfy the voracious appetite of Japanese consumers – threatened their survival and in 2006 launched a program that limited and controlled catches and pursuing illegal fishing. Now, responsible Government, scientists and environmentalists agree – with greater or lesser degree of certainty-that the bluefin is recovering.
The resurrection of the species is key to the Spanish fishing sector, which accounts for the greatest number of catches in the EU, followed by France and Italy. Countries with interests in the fishing of this species gather until morning Monday in Genoa in the framework of the International Commission for the conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) to decide on an increase in catch quotas assigned to each boat that operates in the North Atlantic and the Mediterranean. It assumes that recall the first significant increase since 2006, when of approved emergency recovery plan to save the species, which led to a significant reduction in catches. At that time, the total quota was 30,000 tons a year, against the 13,500 2014. You shuffle now, an increase of 10,000 tons over two or three years.
“The bluefin tuna is fully recovered; the proof is that this year we have exhausted our share, 1,500 tons, in 24 hours”, explains Juan Serrano, general manager of the Group Balfegó. This company vessels are seiners. Leave to catch tunas in Balearic waters, but they keep them alive in a cage under the sea until they arrive at its headquarters, in this case in L’atmella de Mar (Tarragona), where they spend between 4 and 16 months living in swimming pools. “We kill them depending on the demand, so the product is always fresh”, says Serrano. The ICCAT inspectors control the entire process to try and prevent illegal catches.
The Organization of producers, trap fishing boats also relies on to fish much more tuna in 2016. The ICCAT Scientific Committee supports the perceptions of the sector that the bluefin tuna population grows back and that the catch quota can be increased. “This rise would serve to reward the enormous sacrifices made by fishermen and Spanish almadraberos”, historians of the Spanish Ministry of agriculture.
The decline of a few years of tuna Red became an icon of the fight promoted by environmental groups against overfishing. These organizations called on consumers to stop eating this species to pressure fisheries managers to exercise controls. “If you now ask me if you can eat sushi, the answer would be Yes, but with moderation”, says José Luis García Varas, head of the marine programme of the NGO World Wild Fund (WWF), favour that restrictions on contributions remain a little more. “Despite indicators that point that stocks are recovering, there are weaknesses in the traceability of this fishery, allowing the bluefin tuna coming from illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing to international markets,” he says.
90% of the bluefin ends up in Japan. In pools as the Group Balfegó fed, according to them, as they would in the open sea, so they can acquire the texture with the point of ideal fat for sushi. Japan also used to stock up on bluefin tuna in the Pacific, but imports have crippled by pollution generated after Fukushima nuclear disaster, in March 2011.
A bluefin tuna caught on the coast of Nova Scotia still holds the record for weight to 1.496 pounds. They are known among sportsfishermen as aggressive fighters, and unfortunately for the tuna, one of the tastiest meals that come from the ocean. Be prepared for a fight
The averages for giant bluefin tuna 500 pounds and can grow more than 6 feet long. Put the belt on the seat before attempting this fish really. They can also swim at speeds of more than 40 km per hour, so when the hook set, be prepared for a fight against an animal that is two to four times heavier than you are.
Canada is serious about the State of protection of the giant bluefin tuna.
Due to the danger of extinction of the giant bluefin tuna, there is a limited time to harvest them. Both the Governments of America and Canada (Nova Scotia) recognize and respect these restrictions. For the rest of the year there is a policy of catch and release, which means that you can get the fight without the benefit of 500 pounds of meat to go with it. The harvest season opens in late September and ends in the latter part of the month of October or early November.
New Scotland Charters
There is only a company with headquarters in Nova Scotia that specializes in letters of giant bluefin tuna.
You have the option of using one of the several companies for giant bluefin tuna fishing or use private charter flights which specializes in the popular fish. Giant bluefin tuna charters is the company that sails out of Nova Scotia. Catch and release season opens in mid-August until the last week of September. If you are caught with a giant bluefin tuna off the catch and release and harvest seasons, you can be fined and the charter boat located may lose its license.