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Commercial Landings of Bigeye, Albacore, Yellowfin, and Skipjack Tuna from January 1 to September 30, 2016

Posted: November 7, 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 September 30, 2016, 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) whole weight (ww); 1 mt is equal to 2,204.6 lb.

Species

2016 Quota*
(ww)

Estimated Landings in 2016 (ww)

Percent of 2016 Quota

2015 Landings through the Same Time Period (ww)

Bigeye

NA

232.5 mt
(512,565 lb)

NA

482.6 mt
(1,063,831 lb)

Northern Albacore *

658.75 mt
(1,452,280 lb)

161.0 mt
(354,931 lb)

26%

161.4 mt
(355,847 lb)

Yellowfin

NA

1,072.9 mt
(2,365,305 lb)

NA

862.9 mt
(1,902,342 lb)

Skipjack

NA

3.2 mt
(6,957 lb)

NA

1.8 mt
(4,008 lb)

*  NMFS adjusted the northern albacore (NALB) annual baseline quota for 2016 with available underharvest from 2015 (81 FR 60286, September 1, 2016).

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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