2018 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 a filing with the Office of the Federal Register.

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. Catch statistics from previous months are available below or by contacting Brad McHale at (978) 281-9260.

June 2018

Posted August 6, 2018

Current Year 2018

Quota Category Count of Fish Avg. Weight (lb) Gross Weight (mt) Adjusted Quota
General 372 397.5 67.1 476.7
     Handline 1 407.5 0.2  
     Harpoon 28 432.9 5.5  
     Rod & Reel 343 394.6 61.4  
Harpoon 52 450.8 10.6 38.6

Longline
(including NED)

357 420.9 68.2 217.8
Trap 0 - 0.0 1.0
Purse Seine       46.1
Reserve       108.5
Total
(landings only)
781 411.7 145.9 888.7

 

Previous Year 2017

Quota Category

Count of Fish

Avg. Weight (lb)

Gross Weight (mt)

General

626

409.7

116.3

     Handline

2

411.3

0.4

     Harpoon

27

498.6

3.8

     Rod & Reel

607

407.2

112.1

Harpoon

22

385.6

3.8

Longline
(including NED)

271

428.5

52.7

Trap

0

-

0.0

Purse Seine  

 

 
Reserve  

 

 
Total 
(landings only)

919

414.7

172.9

 

May 2018

Posted June 29, 2018

Current Year 2018

Quota Category Count of Fish Avg. Weight (lb) Gross Weight (mt) Adjusted Quota
General 330 396.2 59.3 476.7
     Handline 0 - 0.0  
     Harpoon 0 - 0.0  
     Rod & Reel 330 395.9 59.3  
Harpoon       38.6

Longline
(including NED)

220 441.7 44.1 217.8
Trap 0 - 0.0 1.0
Purse Seine       46.1
Reserve       108.5
Total
(landings only)
550 414.4 103.4 888.7

 

Previous Year 2017

Quota Category

Count of Fish

Avg. Weight (lb)

Gross Weight (mt)

General

583

408.8

108.1

     Handline

1

516.3

0.2

     Harpoon

 

 

0.0

     Rod & Reel

582

408.7

107.9

Harpoon

 

 

 

Longline
(including NED)

131

456.5

27.1

Trap

0

-

0.0

Purse Seine  

 

 
Reserve  

 

 
Total 
(landings only)

714

417.6

135.3

 

April 2018

Posted May 17, 2018

Current Year 2018

Quota Category Count of Fish Avg. Weight (lb) Gross Weight (mt) Adjusted Quota
General 330 395.9 59.3 476.7
     Handline 0 - 0.0  
     Harpoon 0 - 0.0  
     Rod & Reel 330 395.9 59.3  
Harpoon       38.6

Longline
(including NED)

172 462.8 36.1 217.8
Trap 0 - 0.0 1.0
Purse Seine       46.1
Reserve       108.5
Total
(landings only)
502 418.6 95.3 888.7

 

Previous Year 2017

Quota Category

Count of Fish

Avg. Weight (lb)

Gross Weight (mt)

General

583

408.8

108.1

     Handline

1

516.3

0.2

     Harpoon

 

 

0.0

     Rod & Reel

582

408.7

107.9

Harpoon

 

 

 

Longline
(including NED)

102

486.0

22.5

Trap

0

-

0.0

Purse Seine  

 

 
Reserve  

 

 
Total 
(landings only)

685

420.3

130.6

 

March 2018

Posted May 9, 2018

 

Current Year 2018

Quota Category Count of Fish Avg. Weight (lb) Gross Weight (mt) Adjusted Quota
General 330 395.9 59.3 476.7
     Handline 0 - 0.0  
     Harpoon 0 - 0.0  
     Rod & Reel 330 395.9 59.3  
Harpoon       38.6

Longline
(including NED)

129 481.7 28.2 173.3
Trap 0 - 0.0 1.0
Purse Seine       184.3
Reserve       14.8
Total
(landings only)
459 420.0 84.7 888.7

 

Previous Year 2017

Quota Category

Count of Fish

Avg. Weight (lb)

Gross Weight (mt)

General

583

408.8

108.1

     Handline

1

516.3

0.2

     Harpoon

 

 

0.0

     Rod & Reel

582

408.7

107.9

Harpoon

 

 

 

Longline
(including NED)

74

503.7

16.9

Trap

0

-

0.0

Purse Seine  

 

 
Reserve  

 

 
Total 
(landings only)

657

419.5

125.0

 

February 2018

Posted April 10, 2018

 

Current Year 2018

Quota Category Count of Fish Avg. Weight (lb) Gross Weight (mt) Adjusted Quota
General 302 394.6 54.1 476.7
     Handline 0 - 0.0  
     Harpoon 0 - 0.0  
     Rod & Reel 302 394.6    
Harpoon       38.6

Longline
(including NED)

102 394.6 22.7 173.3
Trap 0 - 0.0 1.0
Purse Seine       184.3
Reserve       24.8
Total
(landings only)
404 419.0 76.8 888.7

 

Previous Year 2017

Quota Category

Count of Fish

Avg. Weight (lb)

Gross Weight (mt)

General

372

403.0

68.0

     Handline

1

516.3

0.2

     Harpoon

 

 

 

     Rod & Reel

371

402.7

67.8

Harpoon

 

 

 

Longline
(including NED)

50

489.5

11.1

Trap

0

-

0.0

Purse Seine  

 

 
Reserve  

 

 
Total 
(landings only)

422

413.2

79.1

 

January 2018

Posted March 12, 2018

 

Current Year 2018

Quota Category Count of Fish Avg. Weight (lb) Gross Weight (mt) Adjusted Quota
General 19 352.2 3.0 466.7
     Handline 0 - 0.0  
     Harpoon 0 - 0.0  
     Rod & Reel 19 352.2 3.0  
Harpoon       38.6

Longline
(including NED)

36 459.2 7.5 173.3
Trap 0 - 0.0 1.0
Purse Seine       184.3
Reserve       24.8
Total
(landings only)
55 422.3 10.5 888.7

 

Previous Year 2017

Quota Category

Count of Fish

Avg. Weight (lb)

Gross Weight (mt)

General

69

406.3

12.7

     Handline

 

 

 

     Harpoon

 

 

 

     Rod & Reel

69

406.3

12.7

Harpoon

 

 

 

Longline
(including NED)

17

424.4

3.3

Trap

0

-

0.0

Purse Seine  

 

 
Reserve  

 

 
Total 
(landings only)

86

409.9

16.0