The Department of the Environment, Sustainability, Heritage and Climate Change (DESHCC) implemented a temporary suspension to the 2020 Bluefin Tuna Open Season on Tuesday 7th July.

The suspension will run through until the 5th August inclusive. Fishing for Bluefin Tuna (Thunnus thynnus) will be prohibited during this time. To date, approximately 13,600 kgs of Bluefin tuna have been landed.

The Open Season will resume on Thursday 6th August 2020.

The Department’s Environmental Protection and Research Unit will be enforcing the temporary suspension during this time.