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Commercial Landings of Bigeye, Albacore, Yellowfin, and Skipjack Tuna from January 1 to May 31, 2017

Posted: June 26, 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 May 31, 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

57.0 mt
(125,629 lb) †

NA

73.1 mt
(161,139 lb)

Northern Albacore

527.0 mt
(1,161,824 lb)

79.6 mt
(175,393 lb) †

16%

135.8 mt
(299,438 lb)

Yellowfin

NA

276.3 mt
(609,031 lb) †

NA

314.3 mt
(692,918 lb)

Skipjack

NA

1.5 mt
(3,262 lb)

NA

1.1 mt
(2,357 lb)

†:   Landings estimates have been revised due to the discovery and removal of duplicate records. The cause has been rectified.

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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