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December 6, 2014 9:57 PM

South Florida outdoors notebook

▪ NOAA Fisheries has adopted new regulations aimed at enhancing protections for Atlantic bluefin tuna — one of the most expensive and intensely managed species in the world. The rules — set to take effect in January — would impose gear restrictions on pelagic long-line vessels in the Gulf of Mexico in April and May when the giant fish spawn, and off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina — a prime bluefin feeding ground — from December through April.

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