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2019 U.S. Territorial Longline Bigeye Tuna Catch Limits for American Samoa


Fishing Type
Affected Species
Action Status
Final Rule


NOAA Fisheries announces a valid specified fishing agreement that allocates up to 1,000 metric tons (t) of the 2019 bigeye tuna limit for the Territory of American Samoa to U.S. longline fishing vessels. The agreement supports the long-term sustainability of fishery resources of the U.S. Pacific Islands, and fisheries development in American Samoa. The specified fishing agreement was valid on September 15, 2019. The start date for attributingĀ 2019 bigeye tuna catch to American Samoa is October 28, 2019.

Last updated by Pacific Islands Regional Office on 11/23/2020