Closure of General Category Bluefin Fishery for January Subquota Period for 2020

Overview

Fishing Type
Commercial
Action Status
Temporary Rule
Effective
02/24/2020
Point of Contact
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Management Division, 978-281-9260

Summary

The General category bluefin tuna fishery will close for the January subquota period effective 11:30 p.m. on February 24, 2020. The  fishery will reopen on June 1, 2020 with the default daily retention limit of one fish per vessel.

This action applies to vessels with an Atlantic Tunas General category permit or an HMS Charter/Headboat permit with a commercial sale endorsement when fishing commercially for bluefin tuna. Persons aboard vessels with these permits may not retain, possess, or land large medium or giant Atlantic bluefin tuna after 11:30 p.m. February 24, 2020, and through May 31, 2020.

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Closure of General Category Bluefin Fishery for January Subquota Period for 2020

The General category bluefin tuna fishery will close for the January…
February 21, 2020 -

Last updated by Office of Sustainable Fisheries on 06/16/2020

Atlantic Bluefin Tuna