November 2, 2020
PEI Bluefin Tuna update as of November 2nd, 2020:
PEI’s portion of the Canadian Bluefin Quota: 160,887kg
688 Bluefin Tuna landed
Total quota landed: 156,251 kg landed
Average weight: 227kg
Percentage of quota landed: 97.12%
There is 4,626 kg remaining with approximately 26 tags remaining. At an average weight of 227kg, it will take 20-21 fish to fill the PEI quota.
*Please note that once the PEI portion of the Canadian quota reaches 100%, the fishery WILL close.
*Licence holders should also note that having a Bluefin Tuna tag in your possession allows access to fish but does not guarantee your quota.
Any questions, please contact:
A/Chief Resource Management
PEI Area Office | Bureau de secteur de L'Î.-P.-E.
Gulf Region | Région de Golfe
Fisheries and Oceans Canada | Pêches et Océans Canada
Office – (902)-370-7094