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Closure of General Category Bluefin Fishery for October–November 2019 Subquota Period

The General category bluefin fishery will be closed for the October through November subquota period effective 11:30 p.m. on October 13, 2019. Persons aboard vessels permitted in the Atlantic Tunas General and Atlantic HMS Charter/Headboat
Effective
10/14/2019

Transfer of 100 mt to the General category Atlantic Bluefin Tuna October–November 2019 Subquota Period

NOAA Fisheries has transferred 100 metric tons (mt) to the General category Atlantic bluefin tuna October–November subquota period from the Reserve category.  The adjusted October–November subquota is 172.2 mt. This action
Published
10/14/2019

Three-Year Review of the Individual Bluefin Quota Program

An evaluation of the effectiveness of the Individual Bluefin Quota Program.
September 30, 2019 - Program Review ,

Closure of Bluefin Tuna General Category Fishery for September 2019 Subquota Period

NOAA Fisheries has transferred 60 metric tons (mt) to the General category Atlantic bluefin tuna September subquota period from the Reserve category. With that transfer complete, the General category bluefin fishery will close effective 11:30 p.m. on
Issued
10/14/2019

Adjustment of 2019 Northern Albacore, North and South Atlantic Swordfish, and Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Reserve Category Quotas

NOAA Fisheries has adjusted the 2019 baseline quotas for North Atlantic albacore tuna and North and South Atlantic swordfish, as well as the Atlantic bluefin tuna Reserve category. This action is based on the underharvest of 2018 adjusted U.S. quotas.
Effective
10/14/2019

Closure of Bluefin Tuna General Category Fishery for June–August Subperiod

The bluefin tuna General category fishery is closed for the June–August subquota period effective 11:30 p.m. on August 9, 2019. The fishery will reopen on September 1, 2019. Based on the best available landing information, we project that
Effective
10/14/2019

Closure of Bluefin Tuna Harpoon Category Fishery for 2019

The bluefin tuna Harpoon category fishery is closed effective 11:30 p.m. on August 8, 2019. The closure will remain in effect for the remainder of the 2019 fishing year. Based on the best available landing information, NOAA Fisheries projects
Effective
10/14/2019

Transfer of 15 mt to Bluefin Tuna Harpoon Category for 2019

NOAA Fisheries has transferred 15 mt to the Harpoon category Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT) quota from the Reserve category. With this transfer, the adjusted Harpoon category quota is 91 mt for the 2019 fishing season. The adjusted Reserve
Effective
10/14/2019

Transfer of 30 mt to Bluefin Tuna Harpoon Category for 2019

NOAA Fisheries has transferred 30 mt to the Harpoon category Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT) quota from the Reserve category. With this transfer, the adjusted Harpoon category quota is 76 mt for the 2019 fishing season. The adjusted Reserve category
Effective
10/14/2019

Adjustment to Bluefin Tuna General Category Daily Retention Limit to One Fish for June–August Subquota Period

Beginning July 11, 2019, Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT) General category permit holders and authorized HMS Charter/Headboat category vessels fishing commercially can retain one BFT measuring 73” or greater per vessel per day/trip. This adjusted limit
Effective
10/14/2019