Commonwealth southern bluefin tuna catch limit set for 2018 season

The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) Commission has agreed to setting Australia’s national catch allocation for southern bluefin tuna (SBT) at 6 165 tonnes for the 2018 season.

As part of this decision, the Commission recognised that the Australian Southern Bluefin Tuna Industry Association has voluntarily agreed to set aside 250 tonnes of the 500 tonnes increase on Australia’s 2017 national catch allocation for SBT.

For more information on how Australia manages the Southern Bluefin Tuna Fishery, visit afma.gov.au.