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Commercial Landings of Bigeye, Albacore, Yellowfin, and Skipjack Tuna from January 1 to April 30, 2015

Below are the preliminary landings estimates for the Atlantic bigeye, Northern Albacore, skipjack, and yellowfin (BAYS) tunas commercial fisheries. These preliminary estimates are based on dealer reports and other information received from January 1 through April 30, 2015. These estimates include U.S. BAYS tunas landings for the Atlantic including the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean.  Also, these estimates are subject to late reporting and do not include discards.  Totals are reported in metric tons (mt) and pounds (lb) round weight (rw); 1 mt is equal to 2,204.6 pounds.

Species 2015 Quota Estimated Landings in 2015 Percent of 2015 Quota 2014 Landings in the Same Time Period
Bigeye NA

100.79 mt rw

(222,226 lb rw)

NA

88.93 mt rw

(196,069 lb rw)

Northern Albacore

527 mt rw

(1,161,824 lb rw)

126.56 mt rw

(279,014 lb rw)

24%

120.24 mt rw

(265,090 lb rw)

Yellowfin NA 253.50 mt rw
(558,862 lb rw)
NA 188.78 mt rw
(416,200 lb rw)
Skipjack NA

0.36 mt rw

(795 lb rw)

NA

0.32 mt rw

(701 lb rw)


This notice is a courtesy to Atlantic BAYS tunas 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 http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/sfa/hms/species/tunas/landings/bays_landings.html or contact the Highly Migratory Species Management Division at (978) 281-9260.
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