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Commercial Landings of Bluefin Tuna as of May 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 235 340.6 36.3 435.1 253 282.8 32.5
Handline 0   0   1 213.0 0.1
Harpoon 0   0   0   0.0
Rod and Reel 235 340.6 36.3   252 283.1 32.4
Harpoon 0   0 36.0 0    
Longline (incl NED) 234 469.6 49.9 66.8 232 454.4 47.8
NED 0   0 25.0 0   0.0
North 94 440.7 18.8 26.7 95 411.4 17.7
South 140 489.0 31.1 40.1 137 484.3 30.1
Trap 0   0 0.9 0   0.0
Purse seine 0   0 164.9 0   0.0
Giant 0   0   0    
Large Medium 0   0   0    
Reserve 0   0 23.1 0   0.0
Total (landings only) 469 405.1 86.2 726.8 485 364.9 80.3

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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