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Archive for the ‘cod fishing gloucester’ Category

NOAA Fisheries Seeks Comments on Recreational Groundfish Measures

Friday, May 1st, 2015

Today NOAA FIsheries also opened a comment period for recreational cod and haddock fishing policies:

NOAA Fisheries Seeks Comments on Groundfish Recreational Measures by June 1, 2015.

Today, NOAA Fisheries published an interim final rule for the Northeast recreational groundfish fishery. This rule implements a reduction to the minimum size (now 17 inches) and a bag limit of 3 fish per person per day for Gulf of Maine haddock taken in the recreational fishery. 

 

This interim rule is necessary to ensure that the recreational catch of haddock and recreational bycatch of cod will not exceed the annual catch limits for the recreational fishery in fishing year 2015. 

 

This rule should reduce discards of cod and haddock by allowing anglers to retain smaller haddock so that they reach their bag limit more quickly.   

 

Read the complete rule as published in the Federal Register, and submit your comments through the Federal Rulemaking ePortal. Or, submit your comments via mail to:

 

John K. Bullard, Regional Administrator

National Marine Fisheries Service

55 Great Republic Drive

Gloucester, MA 01930 

 

Mark the outside of the envelope, ”Comments on the fishing year 2015 Haddock Recreational Measures.” 

The comment period closes on June 1, 2015.

 

Questions? Contact Mark Grant, Regional Office, at 978-281-9145 or email Mark.Grant@noaa.gov.
 
 
We at Tuna Hunter Fishing Charters encourage you to submit comments – we are not heard unless we all speak up for our share of the cod and haddock fisheries.

2015 Recreational Haddock Rules

Friday, May 1st, 2015

As of May 1, the recreational haddock rules covering Tuna Hunter and all charter vessels in MA fishing in the Gulf of Maine (the aters off the MA coast north of Cape Cod)  are:

  • 3 haddock per person
  • 21 inch minimum

This is from the latest notice from the MA Division of Marine Fisheries.  Read the full notice here.

MA DMF Broadcast header log

From that notice note:

  • A dual-permitted (state and federal) for-hire vessel fishing in state or federal waters and landing in Massachusetts is bound by a combination of the most restrictive rules: 3 fish and 21” minimum size. The vessel cannot catch or possess GOM haddock from state or federal waters during March, April, September, and October.

and

  • A private recreational angler fishing entirely or in part in federal waters and landing in Massachusetts is bound by a combination of the most restrictive rules: 3 fish and 21” minimum size. The angler cannot catch or possess GOM haddock from federal waters during March, April, September, and October.

The MA Division of MarineFisheries (MA DMF)  is currently accepting public comment and will be holding a public hearing on Thursday, May 28 on changing the state GOM haddock recreational rules. For more information on how to submit comment or the timing of the public hearing, refer this MA DMF Advisory.      

Bottom line: 3 haddock per person. Unlimited pollock.  unitl further notice. 

With warm weather in site, we look forward to being out on the water, enjoying the sunshine, pulling in tasty haddock.

Call us at 978-407-1351 for the latest fishing charter openings.  God fishing to all.

Last-Minute Shared Charters on Tuna Hunter

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

The fall Bluefin Blast is underway …and Tuna Hunter has  these last-minute shared bluefin tuna charters:

 Wednesday, Sept 24th – up to 3 persons

  Monday, Sept 29th – up to 2 persons

To join, contact us at 978-407-1351 or at captain@tunahunter.com.

Plan on $350 per person when 4 persons go, plus a 15-20% tip for the mate.  See complete details on our Shared Charters page.  

Good fishing to all ~

Joe’s Bachelor Party – Tuna Hunter Fishing Charters

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

  Joe’s Bachelor party aboard Tuna Hunter Fishing Charters – a fine day on the water, earlier this season when we could catch cod, haddock and stripers.  

Joe's Bachelor Party Fishing on Tuna Hunter

 

Cod and haddock season is closed as of Sept 1, but we are still fishing bluefin tuna, sharks, stripers and bluefish through September and October, as long as bluefin tuna remain in our area.  

Call us at 978-407-1351 to reserve, or email captain@tunahunter.com for more informations.

Pineapple Gang 11th Annual Cod Fishing Charter on Tuna Hunter

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

The Pineapple Gang are serious about their Gloucester Cod Fishing – and it was fishing as usual on  their recent Cod Fishing Charter on Tuna Hunter Fishing Charters.

The Gang reeled in cod and haddock n a steady basis throughout they day, with a pause for the usual pineapple break.  Notice the new attire – this is the best dressed cod fishing team we have seen!

Pineapply Gang Cod Fishing Charter on Tuna Hunter Fishing Charters

Always a pleasure that have these guys aboard.

Haddock fishing is the best we have seen in years – and we expect this to continue through the season.  Call 978-407-1351 for our latest openings - 

Good fishing to All - 

 

Dan and the HVAC Men Gloucester Cod Fishing on Tuna Hunter

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Dan and the HVAC men on their recent Gloucester cod fishing charter on Tuna Hunter Fishing Charters.

Gloucester Cod Fishing Carter for Dan and HVAC Men on Tuna Hunter

The cod and haddock seem to know the limits this year, as we continue to get many fish just on the line. As the season progresses more of the big guys are showing up, as we expected. Persistence pays off.

 

There are plenty of mackerel around and we anticipate solid catches for cod, haddock, tuna and striped bass fishing charters for the duration of this season. 

Call 978-407-1351 or email captain@tunahunter.com  for August and September openings.

Good fishing to all!

Russian Sportsman Club Cod/Haddock Fishing on Tuna Hunter

Friday, June 6th, 2014

This Russian family had a great day of cod and haddock fishing aboard the Tuna Hunter.  The kids more than did their share hauling in good-sized cod. Action was steady, with larger fish arriving in the afternoon.   This same gang is tuna fishing today!

Russian Sportsman Club Cod Fishing on Tuna Hunter

To reserve your cod and haddock fishing charter, call us at 978-407-1351 or email captain@tunahunter.com.  We look forward to fishing with you!

 

Pennsylvania Leek Diggers Cod and Haddock Fishing on Tuna Hunter

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

The Pennsylvania Leek Diggers had a great off shore Cod and haddock trip on Tuna Hunter Fishing Charters.

The men all had sore arms and full coolers of tasty fresh fish.

Cod and Haddock Charter – Pennsylvania Leek Diggers on Tuna Hunter fromTuna Hunter Fishing on Vimeo.

There are lots of herring and mackerel around so with lots of food whales,  tuna and striped bass are showing up – looks like a great fishing season underway.

Call 978-407-1351 or email captain@tunahunter.com to join us.

Good fishing to all!

Redfield Rednecks Cod and Haddock Fishing Weekend

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013
The Redfield Rednecks enjoyed a weekend of cod and haddock fishing aboard Tuna Hunter in early May.  The catch was steady, with breaks for tide changes.  Great cod and haddock for eating, and great time with friends.

 

Now is the best time for Gloucester cod and haddock – call Tuna Hunter at 978-407-1351 or email captain@tunahunter.com to reserve your charter. We look forward to fishing with you.

Gloucester Cod and Haddock Fishing with Anatoli and Pavel

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

We know it is really spring when Pavel and Anatoli join us for a full day Gloucester cod and haddock fishing.  Always plenty of smiles, plenty of stories, and plenty of cod and haddock.

This recent trip yielded more haddock than cod, but no complaints there, we have osme tasty dinners ahead.

We wish our friend Anatoli best wishes and speedy recovery – we hope to have you back fishing with us soon! Pavel, you need to reel in twice as much fish now.

Join Tuna Hunter for your Gloucester cod fishing charter – we are ready to go, 7 days a week. Call us at 978-407-1351 or email captain@tunahunter.com for the latest openings.