2021 U.S. Territorial Longline Bigeye Tuna Catch Limits for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
NOAA Fisheries announces a valid specified fishing agreement that allocates up to 1,500 metric tons of the 2021 bigeye tuna limit for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) 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 the CNMI. The specified fishing agreement was valid as of July 15, 2021. The start date for attributing 2021 bigeye tuna catch to the CNMI is August 30, 2021.