Adjustment of 2019 Northern Albacore, North and South Atlantic Swordfish, and Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Reserve Category Quotas
NOAA Fisheries has adjusted the 2019 baseline quotas for North Atlantic albacore tuna and North and South Atlantic swordfish, as well as the Atlantic bluefin tuna Reserve category. This action is based on the underharvest of 2018 adjusted U.S. quotas.
The final 2019 adjusted quotas are:
- North Atlantic albacore tuna: 790.5 metric tons (mt) whole weight (ww).
- North Atlantic swordfish: 3,378.2 mt dressed weight (dw).
- South Atlantic swordfish: 75.1 mt dw.
- Atlantic bluefin tuna Reserve category: 225.3 mt ww.
This action is effective through December 31, 2019.