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Commercial Landings of Bigeye, Albacore, Yellowfin, and Skipjack Tuna from January 1 to November 30, 2017

Posted: December 21, 2017

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 November 30, 2017, 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


2017 Quota
(ww)

Estimated Landings in 2017 (ww)

Percent of 2017 Quota

2016 Landings through the Same Time Period (ww)

Bigeye

NA

460.7 mt
(1,015,620 lb)

NA

386.0 mt
(850,911 lb)

Northern Albacore *

658.75 mt
(1,452,280 lb)

171.0 mt
(376,527 lb)

26%

184.1 mt
(405,884 lb)

Yellowfin

NA

1,362.2 mt
(3,003,147 lb)

NA

1,260.4 mt
(2,778,759 lb)

Skipjack

NA

6.6 mt
(14,599 lb)

NA

3.3 mt
(7,321 lb)

*  NOAA Fisheries adjusted the northern albacore (NALB) annual baseline quota for 2017 with available underharvest of the 2016 adjusted U.S. NALB quota (82 FR 43500, September 18, 2017).

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 the BAYS Landings Update webpage or contact the Highly Migratory Species Management Division at (978) 281-9260.

 

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