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Want to be involved in tagging Atlantic bluefin tuna in 2019?

Updated: Jun 13, 2019

As part of the ThunnusUK program, and building on the success of activites in 2018, we will be conducting additional scientific tagging of Atlantic bluefin tuna this coming summer (2019) using electronic tags to study the seasonal migrations and behaviour of these fish when caught and released in UK waters.

To aid tagging of Atlantic bluefin tuna in south west England, we are now seeking applications from interested parties to supply fishing services for the project. More information can be found here. Applications can be made here.


Additionally, we seek to broaden participation in the project from volunteer vessels with accompanying fishers. Further information about our efforts to widen participation can be found here and interest can be registered here.


The geographic scope of the project will broaden in 2019 and tag deployments, in partnership with the Welsh Government, will also be undertaken in Welsh waters of the Celtic Sea. We are now seeking applications to supply fishing services to facilitate this work. Further information can be found here. Applications can be made here.


To apply, please follow the relevant links above. The deadline for submissions to these invitations is 21th June 2019 11am BST. Late submissions cannot be accepted unless postmarked prior to the deadline date.


If you require further information on any aspects of tendering to supply vessel services or to participate as a voluntary vessel in the south west England project this year then please do email procure@cefas.co.uk. Please feel free to distribute the above information widely.


We look forward to hearing from you.


The ThunnusUK team

THUNNUS UK

THUNNUS UK is a collaborative research project between The University of Exeter, The Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) and the Tuna Research and Conservation Centre of Stanford University, USA and aims to provide a baseline understanding of the ecology of Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) in waters of the British Isles. The project is supported by the Department for Food, Environment and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF).

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