FOLLOW US:

Stay connected with us
around the nation »


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

Posted: September 14, 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 August 31, 2015, and includes 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

373.0 mt rw
(822,354 lb rw)

NA

332.3 mt rw
(732,640 lb rw)

Northern Albacore

527.0 mt rw
(1,161,824 lb rw)

147.0 mt rw
(324,195 lb rw)

28%

163.7 mt rw
(360,870 lb rw)

Yellowfin

NA

742.9 mt rw
(1,637,815 lb rw)

NA

1,064.4 mt rw
(2,346,471 lb rw)

Skipjack

NA

1.7 mt rw
(3,696 lb rw)

NA

8.8 mt rw
(19,344 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.


Sign up for Atlantic HMS News
An electronic newsletter informing you of the latest HMS-related actions