Support New Measures to Protect Bluefin Tuna and Other Big Fish
The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has proposed new measures meant to protect severely depleted bluefin tuna from indiscriminate pelagic longlines, measures included in Draft Amendment 7 to the Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Fishery Management Plan.
We are urging Wild Oceans supporters to contact NMFS and tell the agency to strengthen Amendment 7 by expanding the Gulf of Mexico closed area and capping the bluefin bycatch significantly below recent levels (landings and discards). Please use the sample letter below to voice your support for stronger bluefin protection and longline bycatch reduction. We encourage you to personalize the letter by telling NMFS who you are and why you care about bluefin and all the other species caught as unwanted bycatch on pelagic longlines.