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Commercial Landings of Bluefin Tuna as of March 31, 2014

Quota Category Current Year 2014 Previous Year 2013
No. of Fish Avg. Weight (lb) Gross Weight (mt) Base Quota Count of Fish Avg. Weight (lb) Gross Weight (mt)
General 230 340.7 35.5 435.1 253 282.8 32.5
Handline 0   0   1 213.0 0.1
Harpoon 0   0   0   0.0
Rod and Reel 230 340.7 35.5   252 283.1 32.4
Harpoon 0   0 36.0 0    
Longline (incl NED) 130 459.2 27.1 66.8 118 432.8 23.1
NED 0   0 25.0 0   0.0
North 60 433.5 11.8 26.7 58 388.8 10.2
South 70 481.2 15.3 40.1 60 475.3 12.9
Trap 0   0 0.9 0   0.0
Purse seine 0   0 164.9 0   0.0
Reserve 0   0 23.1 0   0.0
Total (landings only) 360 383.5 62.6 726.8 371 330.5 55.6

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.

 

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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