Pringle welcomes confirmation of Bluefin Tuna “Tag and Release” programme

The IUCN says the Atlantic bluefin tuna is endangered. Its stocks have declined globally between 29 percent and 51 percent over the past 21 to 39 years, according to the conservation group.
The IUCN says the Atlantic bluefin tuna is endangered. Its stocks have declined globally between 29 percent and 51 percent over the past 21 to 39 years, according to the conservation group.

The Agriculture and Fisheries Minister has confirmed a Bluefin Tuna 'tag and release' Research Programme is to be funded in the North West.

That's been welcomed by Independent TD Thomas Pringle, who's been pursuing this issue for over a year.

Deputy Pringle says a similar research programme is already underway in the waters off the North Coast, and a successful programme in this region could be hugely beneficial to the North West.........