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

Posted: April 18, 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 March 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

57.0 mt
(125,691 lb)

NA

88.0  mt
(194,090 lb)

Northern Albacore

527.0 mt
(1,161,824 lb)

115.0 mt
(253,496 lb)

22%

110.9 mt
(244,508 lb)

Yellowfin

NA

145.4 mt
(320,625 lb)

NA

231.2 mt
(509,662 lb)

Skipjack

NA

0.3 mt
(586 lb)

NA

0.2 mt
(442 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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