Coast Guard to host town meeting on bluefin tuna

ATLANTIC BEACH, N.C. – The Coast Guard will host a bluefin tuna informational town meeting at the Morehead City Civic Center Wednesday, Oct. 22, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Speakers will include representatives from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Fisheries Office for Law Enforcement, State Marine Fisheries, and Sea Grant. Barry Everhart with the Coast Guard will also be giving a presentation on safety.

Further topics include; federal fishery regulations, state fishery regulations, and the catching and handling of bluefin tuna. With the bluefin tuna season just a few short weeks away, this will be an excellent opportunity to help guide all those interested in participating this year.

A question and answer session will be held following the meeting.

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