People in tuna fishery on Island delay start to season to increase profits

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CHARLOTTETOWN - People involved in the tuna fishery in Prince Edward Island say they won't be heading out on the waters until October.
By a slim margin in a mail-in vote, P.E.I. blue fin tuna fishers opted for a single season to land their 2009 quota of 138 metric tonnes.
The season will start at 5 a.m. on Oct. 5, one of the latest in the Island's history.
Ed Frenette of the P.E.I. Fishermen's Association says fishermen found last year that the fish were better quality and the prices were much higher in October.
He says they don't want all the fish to be caught at once, so they will allow one fish per boat per day.
The group has submitted its harvesting plan to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans for approval.

Organizations: Department of Fisheries and Oceans

Geographic location: Prince Edward Island, CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. Fishermen

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