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

Posted: August 22, 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 July 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 through the Same Time Period (ww)

Bigeye

NA

152.4 mt
(335,875 lb)

NA

233.9 mt
(515,684 lb)

Northern Albacore

527.0 mt
(1,161,824 lb)

147.0 mt
(323,998 lb)

28%

139.3 mt
(307,025 lb)

Yellowfin

NA

513.9 mt
(1,132,935 lb)

NA

603.3 mt
(1,329,991 lb)

Skipjack

NA

2.4 mt
(5,338 lb)

NA

1.5 mt
(3,288 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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