The Blue Water Fishermen's Association that represents most of the commercial pelagic longliners on the east coast has sent a comment letter to the NMFS HMS division regarding Bluefin tuna by-catch and dead discards. Their solution to the problem is to limit the General category to 3 fish per month per boat or to limit each permitted vessel to somewhere between 5 to 10 fish per year. This will leave more quota to cover the discard problem. They suggest that most of the U.S. quota should go to cover dead discards in the pelagic longline fishery and what's left could be distributed to the other categories. These people are out of their minds and need to be kept an eye on or we'll lose our Bluefin fishery forever. Keep your heads up boys they're coming after our quota and coming strong!!!!!