New bluefin tuna detection tech tested

New underwater imaging equipment designed to locate and determine the health of bluefin tuna stocks is being tested on P.E.I. this week by Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

Information gathered by a multi-beam sonar can show the size and number of tuna in a specific area.

DFO research scientist Gary Melvin began the study last year. He said the new technology could help set future quotas.

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Jessica Hathaway

Jessica Hathaway is the editor in chief of National Fisherman. She has been covering the fishing industry for 13 years, serves on the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute’s Communications Committee and is a National Fisheries Conservation Center board member.

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