The Department of the Environment has recently increased its surveillance patrols at sea and on land to ensure that the temporary ban on Bluefin Tuna is adhered to in British Gibraltar Territorial Waters.

The Environmental Protection & Research Unit (EPRU) has already had to report two individuals over the weekend when the ban commenced and seized all fishing gear. The individuals were trolling from a small boat, approximately 1.5 nautical miles South of Europa Point.

Anglers are reminded that the temporary ban will run through until the 6th August 2017, with the open season resuming on Monday 7th August 2017.