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Commercial Landings of Bigeye, Albacore, Yellowfin, and Skipjack Tuna from January 1 to May 31, 2015

Posted: June 9, 2015

Below are the preliminary landings estimates for the Atlantic bigeye, northern albacore, yellowfin, and skipjack (BAYS) tunas commercial fisheries. These preliminary estimates are based on dealer reports and other information received from January 1 through May 31, 2015, and include 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

116.67  mt rw
(257,206 lb rw)

NA

104.81 mt rw
(231,060 lb rw)

Northern Albacore

527 mt rw
(1,161,824 lb rw)
131.16 mt rw
(289,150 lb rw)

24%

128.55 mt rw
(283,393 lb rw)

Yellowfin

NA

307.44 mt rw
(677,771 lb rw)

NA

275.29 mt rw
(606,913 lb rw)

Skipjack

NA

0.96 mt rw
(2,110 lb rw)

NA

0.52 mt rw
(1,188 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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