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Wicked Tuna Searches For New Boats And Crew
24 April 2019

Pilgrim Media Group is looking for new boats and crew to add to its cast for Wicked Tuna's 9th season. According to the post on the National Geographic website, they are looking for commercial tuna fishermen hunting for bluefin tuna in the North Atlantic Ocean that are based in Gloucester, Massachusetts, or in the nearby New England area. Pilgrim requires that the captains stick to the size limits and quotas.

“Producers are in your area right now meeting tough, outgoing tuna fishermen to be featured on NatGeo’s Wicked Tuna. It’s the chance of a lifetime for any captain, deckhand or charter service that wants to get their name or company on national television and show America what they’re made of.”

Marine Instruments Unveils TunaDrone
23 April 2019

Spanish company Marine Instruments is preparing to break into the security and defense sector alongside their work with the fisheries industry. The company recently unveiled a new innovation, the Tunadrone, an “unmanned aerial vehicle for the detection of free school tuna”. According to their website, the drone will be used to identify birds and tuna school in order to “support sustainable and efficient fishing.”

The drone was manufactured and designed entirely by Marine Instruments and boasts a number of new features such as autonomous launch and landing, solar and battery power sources, real time HD images with a speed of 35 knots and a range of 18 nautical miles. 

TU’s Mareblu Launches “Cinci Le Creuset”
18 April 2019

Thai Union’s (TU) Italian subsidiary Mareblu is launching another award scheme, this year’s competition kicks off on April 15 until December under the name "Vinci Le Creuset con Mareblu". There are weekly prizes for grasp, which include Le Creuset mini-cocotte ceramic and cast iron pots Le Creuset, valued at Eur 259 each. 

During that period, all those who buy Light Tuna and Tuna VeroSapore will be eligible to win the Le Creuset prizes. Enter the new contest by registering your recipe on their website.

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