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Three-Year Review of the Individual Bluefin Quota Program

September 30, 2019

An evaluation of the effectiveness of the Individual Bluefin Quota Program.

This document is a formal review of the Individual Bluefin Quota (IBQ) Program, which is the catch share program for bluefin tuna in the pelagic longline fishery in the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico. The intent of the Three-Year Review of the IBQ Program is to evaluate the IBQ Program’s effectiveness in meeting its goals and objectives.

Read the Review (PDF, 166 pages)

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Draft Three-Year Review

Last updated by Office of Sustainable Fisheries on 08/16/2021

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