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Commercial Landings of Bluefin Tuna as of December 31, 2016

Quota Category

Current Year 2016

Previous Year 2015

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

General

4,222

391.8

749.4

676.7

3127

433.4

614.8

Handline

6

431.9

1.2

 

0

0

Harpoon

184

307.7

25.8

 

212

347.0

33.4

Rod and Reel

4,032

395.0

722.4

 

2,915

439.7

581.4

Harpoon

189

310.0

26.6

20.6

278

347.0

43.8

Longline
(incl. NED)

437

435.6

86.3

207.3

323

487.3

71.3

Trap

0

 

 

1.0

 0

 

0

Purse Seine

 

 

 

82.9

247

302.8

33.9

Reserve

 0

 

0.0

8.6

 

 

 

Total
(landings only)

4,848

392.1

862.3

997.1

3,975

423.7

763.8

NOTE

EFFECTIVE DATE ADDED (MT) TO SUBTRACTED (MT) FROM PUBLICATION DATE FR CITATION ACTION
11/04/2016

NA

NA

NA

NA 11/04/2016 81 FR 76874 General Category Closure
10/14/2016

85.0

General

18

Harpoon 10/18/2016 81 FR 71639 Inseason Transfer

67

Reserve
10/06/2016

125.0

General

125

Reserve 10/12/2016 81 FR 70369 Inseason Transfer
08/31/2016

108.4

Reserve

NA

NA  09/01/2016 81 FR 60286 Adjustment of Reserve Category Quota with Allowed Amount of 2015 Underharvest
01/01/2016

101.4

Reserve

101.4

Purse Seine

01/04/2016

81 FR 19 Reallocation per Amendment 7; Inseason Transfer

34.0

Longline

34.0

Reserve

 

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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