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Atlantic Shark Commercial Fishery Landings Update Through January 14, 2014

January 1 – January 14, 2014
(Posted January 24, 2014)

Below are the preliminary landings estimates in metric tons (mt) and pounds (lb) dressed weight (dw) for the Atlantic shark commercial fisheries. These preliminary estimates are based on dealer reports and other information received from January 1 through January 14, 2014. The estimates include landings by state-only permitted vessels, federally permitted vessels, and the 2014 shark research fishery participants.

Management Groups

Region

2014 Quota 

Estimated Landings in 2014

% of 2014 Quota

2013 Landings from January1-March 13

Blacktip Sharks

Gulf of Mexico

274.3 mt dw
(604,626 lb dw)

0.2 mt dw
(447 lb dw)

< 1%

163.0 mt dw
(359,323 lb dw)

Aggregated Large Coastal Sharks

274.3 mt dw
(604,626 lb dw)

0.9 mt dw
(1,876 lb dw)

1%

Hammerhead Sharks

25.3 mt dw
(55,722 lb dw)

0.2 mt dw
(491 lb dw)

1%

Aggregated Large Coastal Sharks

Atlantic (Opens June 1, 2014)

 

168.9 mt dw
(372,552 lb dw)

0 mt dw
(0 lb dw)

0%

22.3 mt dw
(49,148 lb dw)

Hammerhead Sharks

27.1 mt dw
(59,736 lb dw)

0 mt dw
(0 lb dw)

0%

Shark Research Fishery

(Aggregated LCS)

No regional quotas

50.0 mt dw
(110,230 lb dw)

0 mt dw
(0 lb dw)

0%

0 mt dw
(0 lb dw)

Shark Research Fishery

(Sandbar only)

116.6 mt dw
(257,056 lb dw)

0 mt dw
(0 lb dw)

0%

0 mt dw
(0 lb dw)

Non-Blacknose Small Coastal Sharks

Gulf of Mexico

68.3 mt dw
(150,476 lb dw)

2.2 mt dw
(4,821 lb dw)

3%

8.7 mt dw
(19,128 lb dw)

Atlantic

264.1 mt dw
(582,333 lb dw)

11.2 mt dw
(24,643 lb dw)

4%

Blacknose Sharks

Gulf of Mexico

1.8 mt dw
(4,076 lb dw)

0.1 mt dw
(63 lb dw)

2%

3.7 mt dw
(8,070 lb dw)

Atlantic

17.5 mt dw
(38,638 lb dw)

0 mt dw
(0 lb dw)

0%

Blue Sharks

No regional quotas

273.0 mt dw
(601,856 lb dw)

0 mt dw
(0 lb dw)

0%

2.3 mt dw
(5,026 lb dw)

Porbeagle Sharks

1.2 mt dw
(2,820 lb dw)

0 mt dw
(0 lb dw)

0%

Closed for 2013

Pelagic Sharks Other Than Porbeagle or Blue

488 mt dw
(1,075,856 lb dw)

1.2 mt dw
(2,613 lb dw)

< 1%

22.3 mt dw
(49,122 lb dw)

This notice is a courtesy to the HMS fishery participants to help keep you informed about the fishery. For further information on this landings update or the closure, contact Karyl Brewster-Geisz or Guý DuBeck at 301-427-8503. 

 

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