NOAA Fisheries has reallocated 164.5 metric tons (mt) of bluefin tuna quota from the Purse Seine to the Reserve category. The available quota for the 2022 Purse Seine category is 55 mt.
We have also transferred 26 mt of quota from the 2022 Reserve category to the General category January through March 2022 subquota resulting in an adjusted January through March 2022 subquota of 75 mt and an adjusted Reserve category quota of 168 mt.
Who is affected?
This action applies to all vessels permitted in the Atlantic Tunas General category (commercial), to Atlantic HMS Charter/Headboat permitted vessels (with a commercial sale endorsement when fishing commercially for bluefin tuna), and to Purse Seine category participants.
Atlantic Tunas General and HMS Charter/Headboat category vessel owners are required to report all bluefin tuna retained or discarded dead within 24 hours of the landing(s) or end of each trip by:
- Accessing the HMS Permit Shop.
- Using the HMS Catch Reporting app.
- Calling 888-872-8862 (Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.).
This notice is a courtesy to fishery permit holders to help 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.
More information can be found on the Federal Register.