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

Posted: May 24, 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 April 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

52.5 mt
(115,684 lb)

NA

65.6 mt
(144,505 lb)

Northern Albacore

527.0 mt
(1,161,824 lb)

83.1 mt
(183,201 lb)

16%

130.6 mt
(287,854 lb)

Yellowfin

NA

210.3 mt
(463,610 lb)

NA

201.9 mt
(445,064 lb)

Skipjack

NA

0.1 mt
(298 lb)

NA

0.4 mt
(917 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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