Tuna (Southern bluefin, yellowfin and big eye)

Tuna (big eye)

Tuna (big eye)

Tuna (yellowfin)Tuna (yellowfin)

Tuna

Tuna (southern bluefin)

Common name/sTuna (southern bluefin, yellowfin and big eye)
Scientific nameThunnus maccoyii and Thunnus spp.
Minimum legal sizeno minimum
Bag limitA combined total limit of 2 southern bluefin, yellowfin and/or bigeye tuna
Possession limit

There is a statewide possession limit for southern bluefin tuna of 2 fish and less than 160kg in any other form. This is the maximum number of a particular type of fish that a person can possess at any one time anywhere in Victoria (including your home).

The hard copy of the 2019 Recreational Fishing Guide erroneously states the possession limit for southern bluefin tuna is 2 or <160kg in any other form. This error has been corrected on this web page. Anglers may possess 2 and <160kg in any other form.

Additional informationThese fish can't be filleted in or on Victorian waters. They must be kept whole or in carcass form until you're away from the water. It's okay to fillet your fish on the cleaning tables at the boat ramp.

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