Boston Sword & Tuna
When our boats are not chasing sword, they’re longlining for bigeye and yellowfin tuna. Although these stocks are not nearly as large as tuna stocks in the Pacific, they are considered to be managed sustainably. In fact, the Seafood Watch program of the Monterey Bay Aquarium gives a “Good Alternative” rating to the wholesale fisheries for U.S. Atlantic longline bigeye and yellowfin tuna. As is the case with the swordfish fishery, our boats have to comply with a variety of management measures including the required use of circle hooks, area closures, VMS monitoring and observer coverage.