When Is Bluefin Tuna Season?

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Bluefin tuna fishing season is year round. Certain months are better than others for fishing for bluefin tuna, depending on the region and the species.

Pacific bluefin tuna are fished off the coast of California primarily between the months of May and October. Northern bluefin are fished along the Eastern North American seaboard between June and November. The third species, southern bluefin, are located in every ocean in the southern hemisphere and are fished year round.

The bluefin tuna is overfished in many parts of the world. Those interested in catching this fish must be careful to familiarize themselves with the most recent local bluefin tuna fishing regulations.