Reopening Of Bluefin Tuna Open Season And Tagging Programme

The Bluefin Tuna Open Season has now recommenced.

To date the total amount of Bluefin Tuna Thunnus thynnus landed this season stands at approximately 13.6 tonnes. The Total Allowable Catch (TAC, or ‘quota’) has been increased in accordance with the recent increase in quotas set by ICCAT (the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas) to 19.81 tonnes.

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COVID-19 Information Update - 7th August - 9 Cases

7th August 

Total tests done: 23,623 

Test results pending: 9 

Test results received: 23,614 

Confirmed cases: 193 

Active cases in Gibraltar: 9 (Residents 7, Visitors 2) 

Non-resident active cases detected in Gibraltar: 0 

Recovered cases: 184 

Number in self-isolation: 163 

A total of 10,126 tests have been carried out so far in the frontline, targeted and systematic 

sampling. This is included in the above figures.

Government: “Face Shields Are Not An Alternative To Masks”

The Government is reminding the public that legislation published on 31st July* made it mandatory for face masks, and not plastic shields, to be worn in certain spaces such as on public transport, and by staff in hair and beauty salons, in restaurants including terraces and in retail shops. Establishments and employees covered by the legislation would be in breach of the regulations if they are found to be using shields instead of face masks. 

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