From a sport angler perspective, it’s probably better that the yellowfin hang out south of the border and the bluefin to the north. The CA seiner fleet really really puts the heat on the YFT up here, but don’t seem to target BFT. In any event, the water is cool, and the season is young.
That’s certainly an issue, too. Speaking specifically about the local So Cal fishery and its impact to sport angling, the San Pedro fleet definitely can clean up what comes across the line in very short order.The CA fleet is not even a grain of sand on the beach compared to the fleet from countries south of the border. That is why in U.S. waters there has been no commercial YFT quota historically. No need for one as nature self regulates it. That may change as warming continues and in general species move northward