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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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