Tagged RI Tuna Recovered in Mediterranean Sea

School of bluefin tuna, photo/NOAA Fisheries Service.
School of bluefin tuna, photo/NOAA Fisheries Service.

According to Dave Monti writing for the Cranston Herald, a 9-pound bluefin tuna caught, tagged and released by Capt. Al Anderson of Narragansett in 2004 at the Mudhole (about 17 miles east/southeast of Pt. Judith) was recaptured recently in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Sardinia, weighing in at 602 pounds. During the 11-year period from point of tagging to point of recapture, the bluefin traveled at least 3,865 miles.

Read more about the tagged bluefin that was recently recovered in the Mediterranean Sea.