Adjustments to the Purse Seine and Reserve Categories and the General January 2020 Subquota
NOAA Fisheries has reallocated 164.5 metric tons (mt) of bluefin tuna quota from the Purse Seine to the Reserve category. The available quota for the 2020 Purse Seine category is now 55 mt.
We have also transferred 51 mt of quota from the 2020 Reserve category to the 2020 General category, resulting in an adjusted January subquota of 100 mt. The subquota period will end on March 31, 2020, unless the subquota is reached earlier.
This action applies to commercial General category permitted vessels and to HMS Charter/Headboat category permitted vessels with a commercial sale endorsement when fishing commercially for bluefin tuna.