2017 Bluefin Tuna Fishing Year Summary January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2017

This notice is 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. Please contact Brad McHale at (978) 281-9260 for any questions related to landings updates.

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Quota category

Landings - No. of Fish

Landings - Weight (mt)

2017       Base Quota (mt)

2017 Adjusted Quota2 (mt)

% Base

  Quota Taken

% Adjusted Quota Taken

General

4,300

695.7

466.7

688.7

149.1

101.0

Harpoon

293

43.1

38.6

43.0

111.7

100.2

Longline (incl NED)

501

103.8

173.3

218.3

59.9

47.5

NED

111

25.2

25.0

25.0

100.8

100.8

Atlantic (non-NED)

369

72.9

96.4

125.6

75.6

58.0

Gulf

21

5.7

51.9

67.6

11.0

8.4

Trap

0

0

1.0

1.0

0

0

Purse Seine

0

0

184.3

46.1

0

0

Angling

5,256

141.8

195.2

195.2

72.6

72.6

School

3,472

47.1

108.4

108.4

43.5

43.5

Lg Sch/Sm med

1,731

84.5

82.3

82.3

102.7

102.7

Trophy

53

10.2

4.5

4.5

226.7

226.7

Reserve

3

0.2

24.8

0.0

0.8

NA

Total (landings only)

10,353

984.6

1,083.9

1,192.3

90.8

82.6

Total (landings + dead discards)1

 

1,009.6

1,083.9

1,192.3

93.1

84.7

 

NOTES

1 Currently, the best available annual estimate of dead discards for the 2017 pelagic longline fishery is the 2016 estimate of 25.0 mt.

2 The Adjusted Quota column in the table above reflects the adjusted quota as of December 31, 2017.  Category quotas were adjusted by inseason and other actions during the year as shown below.

 

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

02/28/2017

45.0

Longline

45.0

Reserve

03/02/2017

82 FR 12296

Reallocation per Amendment 7; Inseason Transfer

 

Last updated by Office of Sustainable Fisheries on June 22, 2018