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Tuna reallocation fishery open

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans has approved the release of 108 tags for the Canadian tuna reallocation fishery, which opened Sept. 29.

The first fishing period began Aug. 1 and ended Sept. 26. The reallocation fishery is scheduled to run until Dec. 31, or until the quota is caught.

The 108 tags represent 90 per cent of the remaining quota based on the average weight of tuna landed to date. The P.E.I. Tuna Advisory Committee will be holding a further conference call with DFO in early October to discuss the release of more tags. The tags are being allotted from the Canadian tuna reallocation draw list, starting at #195.