2017 Commercial Landings of Atlantic Bluefin Tuna

These notices are a courtesy to Atlantic tuna fishery interests to keep you informed about the fishery. Official notice of federal fishery actions is made through filing such notice with the Office of the Federal Register. Catch statistics from previous months are available below or by contacting Brad McHale at (978) 281-9260.  

Please note: These reports should not be considered useful for real time catch monitoring purposes. It only includes landings reported to NOAA Fisheries to date. The numbers are considered preliminary and are subject to change.

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December 2017

Posted February 7, 2018

 

Current Year 2017

Quota Category Count of Fish Avg. Weight (lb) Gross Weight (mt) Adjusted Quota
General 4,297 356.6 695.0 688.7
     Handline 26 389.1 4.6  
     Harpoon 239 358.2 38.8  
     Rod & Reel 4,032 356.3 657.6  
Harpoon 293 324.6 43.1 43.0

Longline
(including NED)

501 456.9 103.8 218.3
Trap 0 - 0.0 1.0
Purse Seine       46.1
Reserve       0
Total
(landings only)
5,091 364.6 842.0 997.1

 

Previous Year 2016

Quota Category

Count of Fish

Avg. Weight (lb)

Gross Weight (mt)

General

4,215

392.6

750.5

     Handline

5

469.5

1.1

     Harpoon

189

309.2

26.5

     Rod & Reel

4,021

396.4

723.0

Harpoon

189

308.3

26.4

Longline
(including NED)

437

435.1

86.2

Trap

0

-

0.0

Purse Seine  

 

 
Reserve  

 

 
Total 
(landings only)

4,841

393.1

863.1

 

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November 2017

Posted December 12, 2017

 

Current Year 2017

Quota Category Count of Fish Avg. Weight (lb) Gross Weight (mt) Adjusted Quota
General 4,206 354.4 676.1 688.7
     Handline 25 366.4 4.2  
     Harpoon 238 357.5 38.6  
     Rod & Reel 3,943 354.0 633.1  
Harpoon 292 324.7 43.0 43.0

Longline
(including NED)

481 457.4 99.8 218.3
Trap 0 - 0.0 1.0
Purse Seine       46.1
Reserve       0
Total
(landings only)
4,979 362.6 819.1 997.1

 

Previous Year 2016

Quota Category

Count of Fish

Avg. Weight (lb)

Gross Weight (mt)

General

4,215

392.6

750.5

     Handline

5

469.5

1.1

     Harpoon

189

309.2

26.5

     Rod & Reel

4,021

396.4

723.0

Harpoon

189

308.3

26.4

Longline
(including NED)

418

428.3

81.2

Trap

0

-

0.0

Purse Seine  

 

 
Reserve  

 

 
Total 
(landings only)

4,822

392.4

858.2

 

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October 2017

Posted November 6, 2017

 

Current Year 2017

Quota Category Count of Fish Avg. Weight (lb) Gross Weight (mt) Adjusted Quota
General 4,207 354.2 676.0 663.1
     Handline 25 366.4 4.2  
     Harpoon 238 357.5 38.6  
     Rod & Reel 3,944 354.0 633.2  
Harpoon 292 324.7 43.0 68.6

Longline
(including NED)

477 458.1 99.1 218.3
Trap 0 - 0.0 1.0
Purse Seine       46.1
Reserve       0
Total
(landings only)
4,976 362.5 818.1 997.1

 

Previous Year 2016

Quota Category

Count of Fish

Avg. Weight (lb)

Gross Weight (mt)

General

3,993

390.8

707.8

     Handline

5

469.5

1.1

     Harpoon

189

309.2

26.5

     Rod & Reel

3,799

394.7

680.2

Harpoon

189

308.3

26.4

Longline
(including NED)

398

419.5

75.7

Trap

0

-

0.0

Purse Seine  

 

 
Reserve  

 

 
Total 
(landings only)

4,580

389.9

810.0

 

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September 2017

Posted October 23, 2017

 

Current Year 2017

Quota Category Count of Fish Avg. Weight (lb) Gross Weight (mt) Adjusted Quota
General 3,742 354.8 602.2 663.1
     Handline 17 335.2 2.6  
     Harpoon 225 360.9 36.8  
     Rod & Reel 3,500 354.5 562.8  
Harpoon 287 321.2 41.8 68.6

Longline
(including NED)

453 448.1 92.1 218.3
Trap 0 - 0.0 1.0
Purse Seine       46.1
Reserve       0
Total
(landings only)
4,482 362.1 736.1 997.1

 

Previous Year 2016

Quota Category

Count of Fish

Avg. Weight (lb)

Gross Weight (mt)

General

2,721

385.1

475.3

     Handline

4

469.5

0.8

     Harpoon

189

309.2

26.5

     Rod & Reel

2,528

396.5

448.0

Harpoon

189

308.3

26.4

Longline
(including NED)

390

414.6

73.3

Trap

0

-

0.0

Purse Seine  

 

 
Reserve  

 

 
Total 
(landings only)

3,300

384.2

575.1

 

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August 2017

Posted October 4, 2017

 

Current Year 2017

Quota Category Count of Fish Avg. Weight (lb) Gross Weight (mt) Adjusted Quota
General 2,692 360.0 439.1 506.7
     Handline 22 348.0 3.5  
     Harpoon 219 356.1 35.4  
     Rod & Reel 2,451 360.0 400.2  
Harpoon 280 317.4 40.3 68.6

Longline
(including NED)

378 416.6 71.4 218.3
Trap 0 - 0.0 1.0
Purse Seine       46.1
Reserve       48.0
Total
(landings only)
3,350 362.5 550.8 888.7

 

Previous Year 2016

Quota Category

Count of Fish

Avg. Weight (lb)

Gross Weight (mt)

General

1,667

375.1

283.6

     Handline

3

434.6

0.6

     Harpoon

189

309.2

26.5

     Rod & Reel

1,475

383.4

256.5

Harpoon

188

308.8

26.3

Longline
(including NED)

374

406.2

68.9

Trap

0

-

0.0

Purse Seine  

 

 
Reserve  

 

 
Total 
(landings only)

2,230

374.6

378.9

 

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July 2017

Posted August 25, 2017

 

Current Year 2017

Quota Category Count of Fish Avg. Weight (lb) Gross Weight (mt) Adjusted Quota
General 1,809 365.8 300.2 506.7
     Handline 16 360.5 2.6  
     Harpoon 181 366.9 30.1  
     Rod & Reel 1,612 365.7 267.4  
Harpoon 227 322.9 33.3 38.6

Longline
(including NED)

346 413.0 64.8 218.3
Trap 0 - 0.0 1.0
Purse Seine       46.1
Reserve       78.0
Total
(landings only)
2,382 368.6 398.2 888.7

 

Previous Year 2016

Quota Category

Count of Fish

Avg. Weight (lb)

Gross Weight (mt)

General

1,056

371.6

178.1

     Handline

2

533.8

0.5

     Harpoon

159

311.0

22.4

     Rod & Reel

895

382.0

155.1

Harpoon

169

306.8

23.5

Longline
(including NED)

358

405.2

65.6

Trap

0

-

0.0

Purse Seine  

 

 
Reserve  

 

 
Total 
(landings only)

1,583

372.1

267.2

 

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June 2017

Posted August 21, 2017

 

Current Year 2017

Quota Category Count of Fish Avg. Weight (lb) Gross Weight (mt) Adjusted Quota
General 622 410.1 115.7 506.7
     Handline 9 401.5 1.6  
     Harpoon 17 498.6 3.8  
     Rod & Reel 596 407.7 110.2  
Harpoon 22 407.6 3.8 38.6

Longline
(including NED)

271 428.5 52.7 218.3
Trap 0 - 0.0 1.0
Purse Seine       46.1
Reserve       78.0
Total
(landings only)
915 414.9 172.2 888.7

 

Previous Year 2016

Quota Category

Count of Fish

Avg. Weight (lb)

Gross Weight (mt)

General

608

336.5

92.8

     Handline

0

-

0.0

     Harpoon

107

315.7

15.3

     Rod & Reel

501

340.9

77.5

Harpoon

98

297.6

13.2

Longline
(including NED)

289

418.0

54.8

Trap

0

-

0.0

Purse Seine  

 

 
Reserve  

 

 
Total 
(landings only)

995

356.3

160.8

 

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May 2017

Posted June 29, 2017

 

Current Year 2017

Quota Category Count of Fish Avg. Weight (lb) Gross Weight (mt) Adjusted Quota
General 580 409.2 107.7 506.7
     Handline 6 474.0 1.3  
     Harpoon 0 - 0.0  
     Rod & Reel 574 408.5 106.5  
Harpoon       38.6

Longline
(including NED)

130 457.1 27.0 218.3
Trap 0 - 0.0 1.0
Purse Seine       46.1
Reserve       78.0
Total
(landings only)
710 418.0 134.7 888.7

 

Previous Year 2016

Quota Category

Count of Fish

Avg. Weight (lb)

Gross Weight (mt)

General

323

350.3

51.3

     Handline

0

-

0.0

     Harpoon

0

-

0.0

     Rod & Reel

323

350.3

51.3

Harpoon

 

 

 

Longline
(including NED)

125

513.3

29.1

Trap

0

-

0.0

Purse Seine  

 

 
Reserve  

 

 
Total 
(landings only)

448

395.8

80.4

 

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April 2017

Posted May 25, 2017

 

Current Year 2017

Quota Category Count of Fish Avg. Weight (lb) Gross Weight (mt) Adjusted Quota
General 581 408.8 107.7 506.7
     Handline 6 474.0 1.3  
     Harpoon 0 - 0.0  
     Rod & Reel 575 408.2 106.5  
Harpoon       38.6

Longline
(including NED)

102 486.0 22.5 218.3
Trap 0 - 0.0 1.0
Purse Seine       46.1
Reserve       78.0
Total
(landings only)
683 420.4 130.2 888.7

 

Previous Year 2016

Quota Category

Count of Fish

Avg. Weight (lb)

Gross Weight (mt)

General

323

350.3

51.3

     Handline

0

-

0.0

     Harpoon

0

-

0.0

     Rod & Reel

323

350.3

51.3

Harpoon

 

 

 

Longline
(including NED)

114

521.0

26.9

Trap

0

-

0.0

Purse Seine  

 

 
Reserve  

 

 
Total 
(landings only)

437

394.8

78.3

 

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March 2017

Posted April 25, 2017

 

Current Year 2017

Quota Category Count of Fish Avg. Weight (lb) Gross Weight (mt) Adjusted Quota
General 574 408.3 106.3 506.7
     Handline 6 476.5 1.3  
     Harpoon 0 - 0.0  
     Rod & Reel 568 407.6 105.0  
Harpoon       38.6

Longline
(including NED)

74 503.7 16.9 218.3
Trap 0 - 0.0 1.0
Purse Seine       46.1
Reserve       78.0
Total
(landings only)
648 419.2 123.2 888.7

 

Previous Year 2016

Quota Category

Count of Fish

Avg. Weight (lb)

Gross Weight (mt)

General

323

350.4

51.3

     Handline

0

-

0.0

     Harpoon

0

-

0.0

     Rod & Reel

323

350.4

51.3

Harpoon

 

 

 

Longline
(including NED)

94

529.1

22.6

Trap

0

-

0.0

Purse Seine  

 

 
Reserve  

 

 
Total 
(landings only)

417

390.7

73.9

 

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February 2017

Posted March 29, 2017

 

Current Year 2017

Quota Category Count of Fish Avg. Weight (lb) Gross Weight (mt) Base Quota
General 367 402.4 67.0 466.7
     Handline 6 476.5 1.3  
     Harpoon 0 - 0.0  
     Rod & Reel 361 401.1 65.7  
Harpoon       38.6

Longline
(including NED)

50 489.5 11.1 218.3
Trap 0 - 0.0 1.0
Purse Seine       46.1
Reserve       118.0
Total
(landings only)
417 412.8 78.1 888.7

 

Previous Year 2016

Quota Category

Count of Fish

Avg. Weight (lb)

Gross Weight (mt)

General

95

334.6

14.4
     Handline

0

-

0.0

     Harpoon

0

-

0.0

     Rod & Reel

95

334.6

14.4

Harpoon

 

 

 

Longline
(including NED)

65

558.2

15.7

Trap

0

-

0.0

Purse Seine  

 

 
Reserve  

 

 
Total 
(landings only)

160

415.0

30.1

 

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January 2017

Posted March 1, 2017

 

Current Year 2017

Quota Category Count of Fish Avg. Weight (lb) Gross Weight (mt) Base Quota
General 69 406.5 12.7 466.7
     Handline 2 466.3 0.4  
     Harpoon 0 - 0.0  
     Rod & Reel 67 404.7 12.3  
Harpoon       38.6

Longline
(including NED)

17 424.4 3.3 148.3
Trap 0 - 0.0 1.0
Purse Seine       184.3
Reserve       24.8
Total
(landings only)
86 410.1 16.0 888.7

 

Previous Year 2016

Quota Category

Count of Fish

Avg. Weight (lb)

Gross Weight (mt)

General

4

277.5

0.5
     Handline

0

-

0.0

     Harpoon

0

-

0.0

     Rod & Reel

4

277.5

0.5

Harpoon

 

 

 

Longline
(including NED)

31

558.4

7.9

Trap

0

-

0.0

Purse Seine  

 

 
Reserve  

 

 
Total 
(landings only)

35

526.3

8.4

 

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Summary of 2017 Quota Adjustments to Date

Effective Date

Added (MT)

To

Subtracted (MT)

From

Publication Date

FR Citation

Action

12/01/2017 25.6 General 25.6 Harpoon 11/22/2017 82 FR 55520 Inseason Transfer

09/28/2017

156.4

General

156.4

Reserve

10/03/2017

82 FR 46000

Inseason Transfer

09/18/2017

108.4

Reserve

NA

NA

09/18/2017

82 FR 43500

Adjusted 2017 Reserve with Available 2016 Underharvest

08/11/2017

30.0

Harpoon

30.0

Reserve

08/16/2017

82 FR 38853

Inseason Transfer

03/02/2017

40.0

General

40.0

Reserve

03/07/2017

82 FR 12747

Inseason Transfer

02/28/2017

138.2

Reserve

138.2

Purse Seine

03/02/2017

82 FR 12296

Reallocation per Amendment 7; Inseason Transfer

  45.0 Longline 45.0 Reserve      

 

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