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Commercial Landings of Bluefin Tuna as of October 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 1,839 429 357.8 435.1 1329 352.8 212.7
Handline 0   0   2 533.5 0.5
Harpoon 178 402.9 32.5   205 298.4 27.8
Rod and Reel 1,661 431.8 325.3   1,122 362.4 184.4
Harpoon 186 408.7 34.5 51.0 121 313.9 17.2
Longline (incl NED) 371 458.6 77.2 99.2 297 461.8 62.3
NED 14 565.4 3.6 25.0 14 515.4 3.3
North 182 428.9 35.4 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 270 307.3 37.6 171.8 192 331.1 28.8
Giant 0   0   0    
Large Medium 0   0   0    
Reserve 0   0 8.1 0   0.0
Total (landings only) 2666 419.4 507.1 766.1 1939 364.9 321

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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