Fishing Fleets Report a Healthy Tuna Stock

The Fish Site
by The Fish Site
15 December 2008, at 12:00am

AUSTRALIA - Southern Hemisphere bluefin tuna stocks are in good shape, according to Australian fishing industry and aquaculture pioneer Hagen Stehr AO.

According to FoodWeekOnline, the chairman of listed aquaculture company Clean Seas Tuna Ltd says his tuna fishing fleet has had its best seasonal start ever, catching about two-thirds of its quota in the first two days of the Southern Bluefin Tuna fishing season.

“Our fleet is already on its way back to Port Lincoln from the Continental Shelf with about 200 tonnes of live SBT in tow – a journey which will take the fleet about 14 days to complete,” Stehr told FoodWeekOnline.

“Our skippers also report that the catch comprises larger than average fish of excellent quality.