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Bigeye Tuna Longline Fishery Closure


Fishing Type
Action Status
Temporary Rule


NOAA Fisheries is closing the U.S. pelagic longline fishery for bigeye tuna in the western and central Pacific Ocean because the fishery has reached the 2019 catch limit. This action is necessary to ensure compliance with NOAA Fisheries regulations that implement decisions of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission.

The fishery is closed from 12:01 a.m. local time July 27, 2019, through December 31, 2019

Last updated by Pacific Islands Regional Office on 01/09/2024