AFTCO celebrates the return of the Pacific bluefin tuna in new film.

Year of the Bluefin provides an interesting look into what the return of Pacific tuna has meant to the fishermen in California.

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While the specifics of where, when, how many and how big vary from season to season, anglers in the Northeast can generally count on a strong showing of Atlantic bluefin tuna somewhere (usually many places) between Cape May, New Jersey, and Maine every year.

That hasn’t been the case for our fellow anglers at the opposite corner of the US. The bluefin tuna had been absent from California for generations, until in 2015, the fish returned in numbers rivaling the good ol’ days. In celebration of this return, AFTCO produced a beautifully shot film on these tuna as part of their new series Folklore Films.
 
Year of the Bluefin provides an interesting look into the tuna fishing culture on the other coast (flying fish for bait?), while sharing what the return of these fish has meant to the fishermen in California.

A rigged flying fish about to be deployed for Pacific bluefin tuna.

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