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: 


Ben Moore

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