Defra - the Department for Environment Food & Rual Affairs - launched a consultation on the design of permitting regimes for the recreational targeting of bluefin tuna in each UK Administration and on the operational design for a recreational fishery for bluefin tuna in England.
This is a significant milestone towards the long-term sustainable management of recreational angling in UK waters. The consultation is part of a wider set of announcements launched by the Government today to take a key step in delivering a thriving, sustainable fishing industry and healthy marine environment for generations to come.
You can view the consultation and its associated documents => here. The deadline for responses is 23:59 on the 4 September 2023.
You can find further details on the announcements, along with links to the consultations, => here.
See also => Angling Trust's tuna campaign