In April 2015, the U.S. Coast Guard and the U: Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Coalition were among the first to recover more than half of the Atlantic bluefins caught off the coast of New York state.
By May 2016, the USGS and the coalition were able to recover about a third of the remaining Atlantic bluefish.
But by the end of May, the coalition reported that just 6% of the 2,400 Atlantic blue-fin tuna it had recovered had been caught in New York.
By August, the government of New Jersey had reported that about 2% of its Atlantic blueflin had been recovered.
The coalition had also said that about 1% of Atlantic blue fins that had been collected in New Jersey were destined for the US.
But by September, the group reported that only 1% had been returned to the United States.
In October, the New Jersey Department of Conservation and Recreation (DECOR) said it had identified 2,500 Atlantic blue fin tuna that it planned to return to the state for rehabilitation.
But that same month, the DECOR had also reported that nearly 5,000 Atlantic blueferments were in New Zealand, where the group planned to take them back for rehabilitation in 2019.
At the time, DECOR also said it was unable to recover the remainder of the bluefin of the New Zealand fishery because it was “currently on the road to recovery.”
The coalition, however, said that after the DECORS decision, it had reached a deal with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to recover Atlantic blue fish from New York waters.
The alliance is expected to have about $1.5 million to spend on Atlantic blue tuna rehabilitation and rehabilitation projects for New York in 2019, according to the group’s website.
The state is planning to return about 400 Atlantic blueflyers that have been taken off the New England coast.
New York has been the largest source of Atlantic freshwater bluefin for the tuna industry, according the coalition.
More:In November, New York Gov.
Andrew Cuomo signed a law that would allow fishermen to take Atlantic blueflies off the Atlantic coast, and New York Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (NYFWC) officials said the commission is preparing to make a recommendation to the legislature on whether to legalize Atlantic blue fishing.
In February 2018, the NYFWC issued a recommendation that said “there is no need to re-impose any restrictions on Atlantic Bluefins as they are already allowed in New England.”
The New York Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said the law does not require fishermen to immediately return any Atlantic blues to the wild, but it will require them to pay a $250 per boat charge.
The New Jersey Coalition of Fishermen’s Associations said the state has no plans to take back Atlantic blue fishes from the state, but that the coalition is “very supportive of any efforts that can be made to ensure that these Atlantic bluetuna fishery resources are conserved in New New Jersey.”
In May 2018, New Jersey Attorney General Michael DeWine said the New Orleans area would be the first state to legally legalize Atlantic fishing, following a 2015 vote in New Orleans.
But the New Brunswick Legislature has yet to act on the proposed law, which has been stalled in New Brunswick and the state is considering a law.
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