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Commercial Landings of Bluefin Tuna as of August 31, 2014

Quota Category Current Year 2014 Previous Year 2013
No. of Fish Avg. Weight (lb) Gross Weight (mt) Quota Adjusted (mt) Count of Fish Avg. Weight (lb) Gross Weight (mt)
General 793 398.5 143.4 435.1 982 326 145.5
Handline 0   0   1 213.0 0.1
Harpoon 176 404.3 32.3   199 298.4 26.9
Rod and Reel 617 396.8 111.1   782 334.0 118.5
Harpoon 185 408.9 34.3 51.0 120 312.4 17.0
Longline (incl NED) 365 456.7 75.7 99.2 291 460.2 60.8
NED 9 556.0 2.3 25.0 8 497.6 1.8
North 181 428.4 35.2 39.7 130 428.3 25.3
South 175 480.9 38.2 59.5 153 485.3 33.7
Trap 0   0 0.9 0   0.0
Purse seine 241 306.1 33.5 171.8 192 331.1 28.8
Giant 0   0   0    
Large Medium 0   0   0    
Reserve 0   0 8.1 0   0.0
Total (landings only) 1584 399.1 286.9 766.1 1585 350.6 252.1

NOTE:

- This report SHOULD NOT be considered useful for real time catch monitoring purposes. It only includes landings reported to NMFS to date.

- These numbers are considered preliminary and are subject to change.

- The final 2014 Atlantic bluefin tuna specifications (79 FR 38255, July 7, 2014) adjusted the 2014 base quota and subquotas to account for 2013 underharvest and to address anticipated dead discards for 2014
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- NMFS transferred 15 mt from the Reserve category to the Harpoon category, effective August 8, 2014 (79 FR 47381, August 13, 2014).

 

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. To view catch statistics from previous months, please visit the Bluefin Tuna Landings page or contact Brad McHale at (978) 281-9260.

 

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