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Mid-Atlantic Council to Hold Public Hearings for Chub Mackerel Amendment Joint Council Meeting with ASMFC Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Board in Alexandria, VA: May 10, 2017 Survey Finds Resilient Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab Population Number of Spawning-Age Female Crabs up 31 Percent to Historic High ASMFC Summer Flounder, Scup and Black Sea Bass Board Conference Call Additional closure needed to assist beachnesters at the Point at Cape Henlopen State Park Retention Limit of Commercial Aggregated Large Coastal Shark and Hammerhead Shark Management Groups: Atlantic Region Reduced to 3 Sharks per Trip NOAA Fisheries Announces an Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Advisory Panel Meeting May 9-11, 2017 U.S. Reps. Graves, Green, Webster, Wittman Champion Federal Saltwater Fisheries Reform Ocean City Beach Replenishment Scheduled for Fall Mid-Atlantic Council to Hold Public Hearings for Squid Amendment
NMFS Releases Final 2013 Bluefin Landings
Tuesday, March 18, 2014

National Marine Fisheries released their Final Landings of Bluefin Tuna as of December 31, 2013. Here are the final figures:

GENERAL (COMMERCIAL):
Number of fish caught - 1,801
Total weight caught - 278 metric tons
Quota - 435.1 metric tons
Quota % taken - 63.9%

HARPOON:
Number of fish caught - 121
Total weight caught - 17.2 metric tons
Quota - 36.0 metric tons
Quota % taken - 47.8%

LONGLINE:
Number of fish caught - 299
Total weight caught - 62.0 metric tons
Quota - 46.0 metric tons
Quota % taken - 136.7%

PURSE SEINE:
Number of fish caught - 192
Total weight caught - 28.8 metric tons
Quota - 171.8 metric tons
Quota % taken - 16.8%

RECREATIONAL:
Number of fish caught - 3,105
Total weight caught - 131.4 metric tons
Quota - 182.0 metric tons
Quota % taken - 72.2%

RESERVE:
Number of fish caught - 0
Total weight caught - 0 metric tons
Quota - 23.1 metric tons
Quota % taken - 0%

TOTAL (landings only)
Number of fish caught - 5,518
Total weight caught - 518.3 metric tons
Quota - 919.0 metric tons
Quota % taken - 56.4%


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