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Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Stocks Are Rebounding — But Should The Quota Be Raised?

Fisherman Peter Speeches says bluefin “were everywhere” this year.
Photo by Fred Bever for Maine Public

Fishermen up and down the New England coast say it has been decades since they’ve been able to catch so many Atlantic bluefin tuna, so fast. Once severely depleted, populations of the prized sushi fish appear to be rebuilding.

Now the industry and some scientists say the international commission that regulates the fish can allow a much bigger catch. But some environmental groups disagree.

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