23 Jun Post-release Survivorship of Pacific Bluefin Tuna Captured in the California Recreational Fishery
Researchers used Wildlife Computers sPAT tags and conventional tags on Pacific Bluefin Tuna. Recent stock projections resulted in management restrictions and capacity reduction. Scientists studied population numbers, capture stress, and mortality post-release. Collectively, these data show that when handled properly, Pacific Bluefin Tuna can tolerate and survive the acute effects of capture and release when using west coast recreational fishing methods. Read the Research.