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And another swordfish

by: Jürgen Oeder
"Tired, but happy", was the conclusion of Constantin, who was fishing for swordfish with skipper Vince Riera off Mallorca. A fight of 30 minutes with gentle brake (so that the hook does not slit) had brought the beautiful fish on...

Superb Fishing off the Ebro-Delta

by: Jürgen Oeder
Those who are not frightened by Corona, currently have very good fishing off the Ebro Delta. There are an unbelievable amount of blue fin tuna with partly extreme weights. At the end of July many fish top the 100 kg...

Mallorca in July

by: Jürgen Oeder
I stayed at home for almost 14 days after my June trip, then I simply "had to" go back to Mallorca: The renowned journalist and author Dave Lewis had asked me to accompany him on a trip with skipper Vince...

BFT recapture in the Adriatic Sea

by: Jürgen Oeder
A bluefin tuna tagged in the Adriatic Sea has been caught again after 20 months in the wild, as Axel Nanko now informed me. The fish was caught by his friend Christian on April 29th on board Axel's boat off...

Bluefin spawning area off Madeira?

by: Jürgen Oeder
A so far unknown spawning area of the Atlantic Bluefin Tuna (BFT) may be off Madeira. This is the result of a now published DNA study on the origin and return to the "birthplace" of almost 1,000 BFT in the...

Mako shark will be better protected in the future – a little bit.

by: Jürgen Oeder
The mako shark will be better protected in the future after a majority decision of the UN Conference on Species Conservation. The top predator should now be listed on the so-called Appendix 2 of the Washington Convention on International Trade...

Decaying tuna carcasses off Ibizia again

by: Jürgen Oeder
Again: Like last year, the Ibiza Island Council protested sharply to the Spanish central government in Madrid against the illegal dumping of tuna corpses by purse seiners. The bottom trawlers had up to 3 tonnes of decaying tuna carcasses in...

Deadly fight: Many sharks die after release

by: Jürgen Oeder
Even short fights of only 20 minutes are apparently sufficient to release the especially sensitive Great Hammerheads into "freedom" as certain death candidates. The angler is delighted: The shark, which has been fought into the boat or even pulled onto...

Spaniards and Portuguese kill more sharks than swordfish

by: Jürgen Oeder
Spanish and Portuguese fishing vessels in particular, are killing more sharks than swordfish in the Atlantic. Often targeted to benefit from finning, despite an EU ban. According to Greenpeace, four times as many sharks as swordfish were caught in the...

41 shark species threatened with extinction in the Mediterranean

by: Jürgen Oeder
More than half of the 41 species of shark living in the Mediterranean are threatened with extinction, one third of them acute. This is the conclusion of a recently published report by the environmental protection organization WWF. The causes have...