Bluefin tuna are one the most highly regulated fish in the world. A single fish can sell for 100s of thousands of dollars . With a price tag this high the world has had trouble sustaining a healthy population. The United States in the past few years has become one of the leaders in sustainable fishing practices for the species. Very strict harvesting and reporting are allowing the species to grow to maturity and reproduce. This quota ( in metric tons ) is essentially caught in a matter of days by the bluefin tuna fishermen of the east coast.
With the strict regulated fishing practices placed on the bluefin tuna, Simply Caught has been participating in the fishery. Caught using hook and line, these fish hit the docks providing fresh tuna to many chefs.
The December quota was filled in 4 days. We were lucky enough to land one fish !