Since 2016 Atlantic Bluefin have been regular, seasonal visitors to the Western waters of the UK. Evidence points to long term cyclical climatic changes in the North Atlantic as a key driver of this.
Additionally, Multiple stock assessments indicate a sharp recovery in Stocks since the lows of the early 2000's.
See our article below if you want to see the numbers, not just the emotion.
Our Campaign group, Bluefin Tuna UK, working in collaboration with the Angling Trust, believe we now have a once in a lifetime opportunity to set a new world benchmark in sustainable, economically optimal management of this iconic species.
The establishment of a licensed, regulated, Live Release Recreational Bluefin fishery could bring huge benefits to Coastal Communities, whilst establishing that there IS a viable alternative to the boom and bust cycle of commercial exploitation of Atlantic Bluefin.
This is a unique opportunity to write the story of the future of Bluefin Tuna in UK waters. Our proposal would set a new benchmark in the enlightened, effective management of this valuable and vulnerable species.
See below and on our other pages for more information on Bluefin, the campaigns and what you can do to help.
You can't read anything in the mainstream media or from some conservation bodies about Atlantic Bluefin Tuna without the deafening, repeated use of 'ENDANGERED'.
That status was applied by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature in 2011.
Since then, the Global Quota, or Total Allowable Catch (TAC) for Atlantic Bluefin has been nearly tripled. So who is right?
Some lockdown induced spare time had me digging on this topic further. Download the article below.
Bluefin live! Our blog updates cover a wide range of topics and aim to provide the truth about what's happening with Bluefin, as well as frequent updates on our Campaign.
Bluefin Tuna UK are a group of individuals and organisations who believe passionately that this Iconic fish needs to be managed in a new, sustainable, economically optimal way. Find out more about who we are here
The management of Atlantic Bluefin is a complex, politicised process. Check out how they are managed and why the live release recreational fishery we are proposing is the only sensible way forward.
From the warm waters of the Med and Gulf of Mexico, to the icy North Atlantic, these amazing fish transit thousands of miles. Growing to over 1,500lb, capable of speeds of up to 45/50mph, they are an amazing feat of fishy nature. Read here about their amazing physiology and recent history in UK waters.
Here you will find a range of useful links. MMO guidance on the law with regard to fishing for UK Bluefin. Studies on the economic value of recreational fisheries and mortality rates in such fisheries. The Angling Trust's dedicated Bluefin Campaign page, and more.