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Commercial Landings of Bluefin Tuna

Bluefin tuna landings reported to NOAA Fisheries as of October 31, 2017.
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11/06/2017
Atlantic bluefin tuna

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

NOTE: This report 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.

Effective Date

Added (MT)

To

Subtracted (MT)

From

Publication Date

FR Citation

Action

09/28/2016

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      

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. View catch statistics from previous months on our website or contact Brad McHale at (978) 281-9260.