Coast Guard to host town hall meeting on bluefin tuna fishing season

ATLANTIC BEACH, N.C. – The Coast Guard is scheduled to host a bluefin tuna informational town hall meeting at the Carteret County Community College, Joslyn Hall, located in the McGee building Oct. 30, from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Representatives from the Coast Guard Sector North Carolina commercial fishing vessel office, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Fisheries Office for Law Enforcement, N.C. Marine Fisheries, and Sea Grant will discuss bluefin tuna fishing safety.

Topics to be covered are federal fishery regulations, state fishery regulations, and the catching and handling of bluefin tuna. With bluefin tuna fishing season several weeks away the Coast Guard and partnering agencies are hosting the town hall meeting for all those interested in participating in this years fishing season.

A question and answer period with agency representatives will be held following the meeting.

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