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Commercial Landings of Bluefin Tuna as of August 31, 2017

Quota category

Current Year 2017

Previous Year 2016

Count of Fish

Avg Weight (lb)

Gross Weight (mt)

Adjusted Quota

Count of Fish

Avg. Weight (lb)

Gross Weight (mt)

General

2,692

360.0

439.1

506.7

1,667

375.1

283.6

Handline

22

348.0

3.5

 

3

434.6

 0.6

Harpoon

219

 356.1

35.4

 

189

309.2

26.5

Rod and Reel

2,451

360.0

400.2

 

1,475

383.4

256.5

Harpoon

280

317.4

40.3

68.6

188

308.8 

26.3

Longline

(incl NED)

378

416.6

71.4

218.3

374

406.2

68.9

Trap

0

0.0

1.0

0

 -

 0.0

Purse Seine

 

 

46.1

 

Reserve

 

48.0

 

Total

(landings only)

3,350

362.5

550.8

888.7

2,230

374.6

378.9

NOTE

Effective Date

Added (MT)

To

Subtracted (MT)

From

Publication Date

FR Citation

Action

08/11/2017

30.0

Harpoon

30.0

Reserve

8/16/2017

82 FR 38853

Inseason Transfer

03/02/2017

40.0

General

40.0

Reserve

03/07/2017

82 FR 12747

Inseason Transfer

02/28/2017

138.2

Reserve

138.2

Purse Seine

03/02/2017

82 FR 12296

Reallocation per Amendment 7; Inseason Transfer

45.0

Longline

45.0

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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