This is directly from the NOAA website:
"Other management organizations, like the Western Central Pacific
Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) are also considering additional
conservation and management measures. U.S. fisheries generally harvest a
small fraction of the total Pacific-wide bluefin harvest, and represent
only two percent of the average annual landings from all fleets fishing
in the Eastern Pacific Ocean."
2% of the catch from the US
Read for yourself:
Monday, August 11, 2014
Sunday, August 3, 2014
May not be an MLPA issue, but just as Dangerous to Sport-fishing on the West Coast US. This is being pushed by the same people....
Need your help to save the BlueFin Tuna fishing on the West Coast US. Please post a comment on this site
Click on the comment button - There is a lot of bad info out there and reports that the Pacific BlueFin is in danger - A lot of info is getting mixed with the Atlantic Bluefin as well, which is a separate and completely different problem. Just tell them why you want to be able to fish for the Pacific Bluefin in US waters. Don't let the small group of extremist stop us from sport-fishing on the west coast.