Notices
Like Tree2Likes
  • 1 Post By Fishoi
  • 1 Post By Nicknotsebastian

Bluefin Commercial License

Old 07-11-2019, 11:34 AM
  #1  
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 2
Default Bluefin Commercial License

If i catch a bluefin over 73", am i allowed to keep it or am i legally required to sell it?

thank you
Mrsamson is offline  
Old 07-11-2019, 01:46 PM
  #2  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Obx
Posts: 949
Default

RhodyFirsh401 likes this.
Fishoi is offline  
Old 07-11-2019, 04:09 PM
  #3  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 324
Default

Originally Posted by Mrsamson View Post
If i catch a bluefin over 73", am i allowed to keep it or am i legally required to sell it?

thank you
trophy category is closed. So you need a commercial license to sell. I assume your talking about the Northeast fishery and not GOM.
32regulator is offline  
Old 07-11-2019, 04:10 PM
  #4  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 634
Default

damb good question. i am gonna call noaa tomorrow and ask !.
Nicknotsebastian is offline  
Old 07-11-2019, 04:28 PM
  #5  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 324
Default

You can get a number from a fish buyer which you register with noaa which makes it legal to keep a over 73 inch fish if you have a commercial license.

it is normally used if the fish buyer doesn’t buy the fish for a quality issue. Now that bft prices are at .50 cents a pound you can get a number from buyers pretty easy.
32regulator is offline  
Old 07-11-2019, 04:42 PM
  #6  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 634
Default

Originally Posted by 32regulator View Post
You can get a number from a fish buyer which you register with noaa which makes it legal to keep a over 73 inch fish if you have a commercial license.

it is normally used if the fish buyer doesn’t buy the fish for a quality issue. Now that bft prices are at .50 cents a pound you can get a number from buyers pretty easy.
👍 makes sense. what if if was all f’d up and you could not sell it... then what ?
Jecaro likes this.
Nicknotsebastian is offline  
Old 07-11-2019, 04:45 PM
  #7  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 101
Default

Don't waste your time right now, I came in with a beautiful 101 inch fish last Saturday and could not sell it. Market bottomed out while we were out. Spoke with four local buyers, not interested and was told not to fish for a couple of weeks. I am a commercial boat. The angler category for giants is closed so no you can not sell it or keep it.
Captinlon is offline  
Old 07-11-2019, 04:48 PM
  #8  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 101
Default

if you do sell it, you are required to have all that is required of a commercial fishing vessel in your size range.
Captinlon is offline  
Old 07-11-2019, 05:19 PM
  #9  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 634
Default

everyone understands were talking about legit commercial or hms charter/head boat with valid landing permit. everyone knows trophy is closed. it was a good question.
Nicknotsebastian is offline  
Old 07-11-2019, 07:29 PM
  #10  
Senior MemberCaptains Club MemberPLEDGER
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: mass/Point Judith, RI dockage
Posts: 11,796
Default

But wicked tuna just paid $2M/pound!
gerg is offline  
Old 07-11-2019, 07:59 PM
  #11  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 324
Default

Originally Posted by Nicknotsebastian View Post


👍 makes sense. what if if was all f’d up and you could not sell it... then what ?
Same thing would happen. Get code from buyer and register as unsellable through NOAA.
32regulator is offline  
Old 07-13-2019, 06:29 AM
  #12  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location:
Posts: 2,067
Default

.50 a pound...holy crap I would've thought it was well north of there.
fishinmaniac is offline  
Old 07-13-2019, 02:14 PM
  #13  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 2,130
Default

Originally Posted by fishinmaniac View Post
.50 a pound...holy crap I would've thought it was well north of there.
Wicked tuna bro... Prices have been shit for a while but the show depicts otherwise
T-bone123 is offline  
Old 07-13-2019, 03:01 PM
  #14  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Posts: 15
Default

Originally Posted by gerg View Post
But wicked tuna just paid $2M/pound!
Wow... insane.
Mako_Girl is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread