Southern Bluefin Tuna – Thunnus maccoyi – How to Catch – Video

Southern Bluefin Tuna – Thunnus maccoyi – How to Catch by Allan Burgess How to Catch Southern Bluefin Tuna The body of the southern bluefin tuna is almost round in cross-section. The first dorsal fin folds down into a groove on the back affording the fish an almost perfect bullet-like shape free of protrusions that … Read more

Huge Fishing Bust Exposes Weaknesses in Bluefin Tuna Management

Huge Fishing Bust Exposes Weaknesses in Bluefin Tuna Management Illicit operation in Mediterranean signals bigger problems in oversight of vulnerable species More than 80,000 kilograms (88 tons) of suspected illegal Atlantic bluefin tuna was seized in June in an operation revealed last week by the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (Europol). The seizure … Read more

Caught Dead

“People are generally not accountable for their actions and full of crap,” says Captain Ralph Wilkins, one of the stars of National Geographic Channel’s Wicked Tuna. “What I wanted to do as a young boy was escape.” His escape was the ocean. Growing up in Brooklyn, he’d ride his bike for miles until he reached … Read more

The Big Tunas

Tuna are the predators of the fish world. Large and athletic, with a mouth full of sharp teeth, they are impressive swimmers with large appetites. There are 15 genera and 51 species in the Scombridae, the broader tuna family, which includes the bonitos, Spanish mackerels, and mackerels. However, the eight members of the genus Thunnus … Read more

Scott’s Species – southern bluefin tuna, a migratory speedster – Recfishwest

In this week’s edition of Scott’s Species, Western Angler editor Scott Coghlan takes an in-depth look at southern bluefin tuna. Fish: Southern bluefin tuna, Thunnus maccoyiiEating: 4 starsIdentification: Yellow bar on tail fin. Blackish-blue backs, and a silver belly with rows of light dots and lines. Growing to almost 300kg and 2.5m in length (living … Read more

How to Catch Bluefin Tuna, Yellowfin Tuna, Big Eye Tuna, Albacore Tuna

Tuna fishing usually begins sometime in June with albacore tuna and bluefin tuna usually first appearing in our waters. During warmer water years yellowfin tuna can also be caught at this time. Fishing for each species of tuna is roughly the same so regardless of which tuna species being targeted the same fishing techniques apply. … Read more