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Limited Reopening of the 2019 U.S. Pelagic Longline Fishery for Bigeye Tuna in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean


Fishing Type
Action Status
Temporary Rule


NOAA Fisheries is temporarily reopening the 2019 U.S. pelagic longline fishery for bigeye tuna in the western and central Pacific Ocean for five days because the fishery did not catch the entire 3,554 metric ton (t) limit. This action is intended to allow the fishery to access the remainder of the available limit. This rule is effective from December 23 through December 27, 2019. The comment period ends January 13, 2020.

Last updated by Pacific Islands Regional Office on 04/11/2022