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

Posted: January 19, 2016

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 December 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

637.7 mt rw
(1,405,895 lb rw)

NA

579.7  mt rw
(1,277,976 lb rw)

Northern Albacore

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

230.9 mt rw
(508,977 lb rw)

40%

292.3 mt rw
(644,344 lb rw)

Yellowfin

NA

1,102.4 mt rw
(2,430,242 lb rw)

NA

1,515.4 mt rw
(3,343,100 lb rw)

Skipjack

NA

1.9 mt rw
(4,276 lb rw)

NA

10.2 mt rw
(22,391 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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