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Commercial Landings of Bluefin Tuna as of December 31, 2015

Quota category

Current Year 2015

Previous Year 2014

No. of Fish Avg. Weight (lb) Gross Weight (mt) Adjusted Quota No. of Fish Avg. Weight (lb) Gross Weight (mt)
General

3,126

433.4

614.5

646.7

2,073

437.9

411.8

Handline

0

 

0.0

 

0

 

0.0

Harpoon

212

347.0

33.4

 

180

405.2

33.1

Rod and Reel

2,914

439.7

581.1

 

1,839

441.0

378.7

Harpoon

278

347.0

 43.8

43.6

 186

408.7

34.5

Longline
(includes 25 mt in NED)

323

487.3

71.4

207.3

398

464.1

83.8

Trap

0

 

0.0

1.0

 0

 

 0.0

Purse Seine

 247

 302.8

 33.9

82.9

 270

307.3

37.6

Reserve

 0

0

2.1

 0

  0 

Total
(landings only)

3,974

423.6

763.6

983.6

2,927

427.6

567.7

NOTE

EFFECTIVE DATE ADDED (MT) TO SUBTRACTED (MT) FROM PUBLICATION DATE FR CITATION ACTION

10-Feb-15

87.4

Reserve

87.4

Purse Seine

11-Feb-15

80 FR 7547 Reallocation per Amendment 7

28-Jul-15

34

Longline

34

Reserve

29-Jul-15

80 FR 45098 Inseason Transfer

31-Jul-15

40

Harpoon

40

Reserve

5-Aug-15

80 FR 46516 Inseason Transfer

26-Sep-15

NA

 

NA

 

28-Aug-15

80 FR 52198 Final quota rule

30-Oct-15

100

General

35

Harpoon

4-Nov-15

80 FR 68265 Inseason Transfer

65

Reserve

25-Nov-15

80

General

80

Reserve

1-Dec-15

80 FR 74997 Inseason Transfer

 

This notice is a courtesy to Atlantic tuna 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 the Bluefin Tuna Landings page or contact Brad McHale at (978) 281-9260.

 

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