Fishermen say bluefin running better than in 10 years

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The bluefin tuna fishing off the Massachusetts coast of Cape Ann in the last half-dozen days has been the best in almost a decade.

That was evident on a recent balmy, sun-splashed autumn afternoon, when boats were queued up outside Compass Seafood near the head of Harbor Cove, fishermen waiting their turn to unload their tuna catch so Patrick Mead could start wielding his chainsaw and knife in advance of the all-important trips to the scale.

“It’s been quite a few years since we’ve seen a run like this, probably nine or 10 years,” said Mead, owner of Compass, off Commercial Street.

The parade of boats into the docks at Compass on Tuesday afternoon was like the beer line at Fenway: They just kept coming.

Click here for the full report by the Gloucester Times.