The blackfin tuna is one of those fish that tends to be caught by accident. They can be found across all offshore waters of Florida, but the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has noticed some drop-off of catches in areas such as Miami and the Florida Keys. To tackle the situation, the FWC is hosting several workshops to receive angler feedback regarding the status of blackfin tuna. The results will then be evaluated by a governor-appointed commission most likely in July some time.
Until changes and regulations are implemented, blackfin tuna are currently regulated by Florida’s default recreational bag limit which allows a maximum of two fish per day, or 100 pounds, whichever is greater. There are currently no size limits in place. There are no federal regulations for blackfin tuna.
Of the “true tunas”, blackfin tuna are the smallest when compared to their massive cousins like the 900+ pound bluefin tuna. They share some similarities with skipjack tuna and the false albacore, which most Florida anglers may recognize as the bonito.
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