Biggest harvest to date for tuna industry

AUSTRALIA - This year&#39;s tuna harvest is the biggest to date, with the last Port Lincoln company finishing its harvest yesterday. </b> <br><br> Tuna Boat Owners Association chair Brian Jeffriess said while the final figures had not yet been calculated, it was the highest tonnage ever produced. <br><br> &quot;My &quot;guesstimate&quot; would be about 9000 tonnes,&quot; he said. <br><br> Last year&#39;s harvest was 8300 tonnes. Mr Jeffriess attributed the good season to good grow-out conditions, with the warmer summer weather lasting longer than usual. <br><br> He said the fish also grew out for longer, going the full term to about four or five months instead of two or three months. <br><br> The quality was also good this year. &quot;Everyone is pleased,&quot; Mr Jeffriess said. <br><br> Future harvests would be further improved by research currently under way. <br><br> <i>Source: PortLincoln</i>

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