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2016 Bluefin Tuna Fishing Year Summary

Quota Category

Landings - No. of Fish

Landings - Weight (mt)

2016       Base Quota (mt)

2016 Adjusted Quota2 (mt)

%              Base          Quota    Taken

% Adjusted Quota Taken

General

4,215

750.5

466.7

676.7

160.8

110.9

Harpoon

189

26.4

38.6

20.6

68.4

128.2

Longline (incl NED)

437

86.2

173.3

207.3

49.7

41.6

NED

64

17.8

25.0

25.0

71.2

71.2

Atlantic (non-NED)

352

63.5

96.4

118.3

65.9

53.7

Gulf

21

5.1

51.9

64.0

9.8

8.0

Trap

0

0

1.0

1.0

0

0

Purse Seine

0

0

184.3

82.9

0

0

Angling

4,149

142.8

195.2

195.2

73.2

73.2

School

1,980

40.3

108.4

108.4

37.2

37.2

Lg Sch/Sm med

2,141

96.8

82.3

82.3

117.6

117.6

Trophy

28

5.7

4.5

4.5

126.7

126.7

Reserve

0

0

24.8

8.6

0

0

Total (landings only)

8,990

1005.9

1,083.9

1,192.3

92.8

84.4

Total (landings + dead discards)1

1023.0

1,083.9

1,192.3

94.4

85.8

NOTE

1 Currently, the best available annual estimate of U.S. dead discards for 2016 is the 2015 estimate of 17.1 mt for the pelagic longline fishery.

2 The Adjusted Quota column in the table above reflects the adjusted quota as of December 31, 2016.  Category quotas were adjusted by inseason and other actions during the year as shown below.

EFFECTIVE DATE

ADDED (MT)

TO

SUBTRACTED (MT)

FROM

PUBLICATION DATE

FR CITATION

ACTION

10/14/2016

85.0

General

18.0

Harpoon

10/18/2016

81 FR 71639

Inseason Transfer

67.0

Reserve

10/06/2016

125.0

General

125.0

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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