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Dentex brings faith back

by: Jürgen Oeder
To find a good charter captain among many is not easy for us. Holidaymakers who fish for pike or carp at home and have no big game experience are then dependent on the promises of the captains. Some of them...

Anger and Confidence – My Donation to Sea Shepherd

by: Jürgen Oeder
My story over the Chinese fishing fleet, which is now legally emptying the Somali waters, has caused me and many of you to feel helpless rage. I have now rediscovered for myself how I can turn this bitterness into confidence:...

322 kg giant tuna on MAD MAX

by: Jürgen Oeder
The tuna giants are still in the north of Mallorca - and can be caught! A guest on the MAD MAX of Capt. Vince Riera experienced the fight of his life on Thursday (June 27th): Half a dozen huge echoes...

Alcudia, Mallorca: Happy anglers

by: Jürgen Oeder
In the days around the full moon of June, almost all traditional tuna hotspots in the Eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean are barren. No wonder: the fish then migrate in large schools around the Balearic Islands to spawn. Also the...

Good fishing off Mallorca – even without big fish

by: Jürgen Oeder
The tuna season off Mallorca is in full swing - but this year is much different than usual. The purse seiners, who had met their quotas in 2-3 days in previous years, have now (begining of June) been on the...

Many Bluefins off Mallorca

by: Jürgen Oeder
The bluefin tuna have arrived in the north of Mallorca and are a pleasure for anglers - if the weather is fine. There, too, several fishing days have been blown away by the wind. In the quieter breaks in between,...

New Spawning Grounds of Bluefin Discovered off the USA

by: Jürgen Oeder
Off the northeast coast of the United States, scientists have detected new spawning grounds of bluefin tuna. The discovery that especially smaller tuna in the class from 80 to 500 lb spawn there while the larger ones head to the...

25 Fish-Aggregating Devices off Somalia to tackle piracy

by: Jürgen Oeder
25 new Fish-Aggregating Devices (FADs) at the Somalia coast should boost the small-scale artisanal fisheries, and to tackle the underlying causes of piracy: Degradation of local fisheries, high levels of youth unemployment, and food insecurity. The FAO-program has been funded...

EU raises minimum size of northern sea bass

by: Jürgen Oeder
The EU has taken another step to protect sea bass stocks in Europe. The 28 EU member states agreed to the Commission's proposal to increase the minimum size for northern sea bass from 36 to 42 cm. The new rule...

Bluefin tuna can go hungry in a sea of plenty

by: Jürgen Oeder
Bluefin tuna are going hungry in a sea full of fish because their foraging habits are most efficient with larger, not necessarily more abundant prey, according to a study led by by Walter Golet, assistant research professor in the School...