After another lackluster opening that spawned worries among commercial fishermen, the Oregon albacore tuna fishery went on a wild late season run to bring in 10,104,702 pounds of tuna that fetched to-the-boat revenue of $15,916,410. Those numbers easily bested the 10-year averages of 9.8 million pounds and $11.9 million.
Counting everyone who brings in 50 pounds of tuna or more, Wayne Heikkila, executive director of the California-based Western Fishboat Owners Association (WFOA), said the US albacore tuna fishery features about 600 to 700 individual boats, with 200 to 300 of them owned and operated by "serious tuna fishermen." Until 2012, they also competed with a fleet of vessels from neighboring Canada under a 1981 treaty between the two nation's governments that allowed cross-border tuna fishing in each other's territorial waters. That treaty expired in 2011, the governments ended up temporarily suspending the reciprocity, and no Canadian vessels were allowed in US waters in 2012.
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In the United States, NOAA Fisheries and the Pacific Fishery Management Council manage the Pacific albacore tuna fishery on the West Coast and NOAA Fisheries and Western Pacific Fishery Management Council manage this fishery in the Pacific Islands. In Canada, the North Pacific albacore stock is managed by Department of Fisheries and Oceans.