Large Pelagic Research Center has been using TBF tags on bluefin tuna and over the years has had some great recaptures. Here is another bluefin recapture of fish that was both tagged and recaptured off of Nova Scotia, showing a preference for the food rich waters off Canada. The bluefin was tagged by Matt Comb aboard the “Fin Seeker” with Capt. Eric Jacquard and mates Anthony Mendillo and Camille Jacquard. When they released the fish off of Port Mouton in late September of 2012 they estimated it weighed 900 lbs. Just over two years later when this bluefin was recaptured on October 7, 2014 it had a dressed weight of 680 lbs. The tuna was recaptured aboard the “Gloocap” with Capt. Houlihan only a short distance from where it was tagged two years earlier. Congratulations on the recapture and thanks for reporting the information.
Check out some of the recaptures tracks from some of TBF tagged fish.