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Commercial Landings of Bigeye, Albacore, Yellowfin, and Skipjack Tuna from January 1 to January 31, 2016

Posted: February 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 January 31, 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 in the Same Time Period
(ww)

Bigeye

NA

20.6 mt
(45,368 lb)

NA

41.0  mt
(90,442 lb)

Northern Albacore

527.0 mt
(1,161,824 lb)

22.0 mt
(48,438 lb)

4%

34.6 mt
(76,200 lb)

Yellowfin

NA

39.3 mt
(86,554 lb)

NA

86.0 mt
(189,485 lb)

Skipjack

NA

0.1 mt
(180 lb)

NA

0.1 mt
(287 lb)



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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