Breeding Protections for Giant Bluefin Tuna

Traditional Blue Fin Tuna Fishing Off The Coast Of Spain

This post was co-authored with Elizabeth Brown. Starting January 1, fishing within two bluefin tuna breeding hotspots in the Gulf of Mexico with a particularly destructive kind of fishing gear during their peak breeding months (April-May) will be prohibited by federal rule. The technique uses fishing lines up to 40 miles long with hundreds of […]

Swimming With Giant Tuna


First posted on Huffington Post on October 1, 2012. Greetings from my hardship post. I am at North Lake harbor on Prince Edward Island.  I’m here to witness giant bluefin tuna. Giant? Essentially all the fish weigh between 500 and 1,000 pounds. So, yeah, giant. Fishermen like Ross Keus want to develop no-kill bluefin tourism, […]

Bluefin Tuna: In Danger But Not Endangered

First published on The Huffington Post. On May 27, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced it won’t list Atlantic bluefin tuna as endangered. (Note timing: a Friday before a 3-day holiday.) The decision is understandable. The warm-blooded giant bluefin tuna can exceed half a ton and swim at highway speeds. Though also extremely […]