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Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council Meeting in Annapolis, MD: December 9-12, 2019 The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council will hold its next meeting December 9-12, 2019 at the Westin Annapolis (100 Westgate Circle, Annapolis, MD Delaware’s Advisory Council on Tidal Finfisheries will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20 in the DNREC Auditorium, 89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901. Council on Recreational Fishing Funding to meet Nov. 12 in Dover DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife’s artificial reef program sinks retired cruise ship Newest reef addition will be ‘magnet’ for fish and other marine life ASMFC Finds the Commonwealth of Virginia Out of Compliance with Amendment 3 to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic Menhaden Weakfish Assessment Update Indicates Stock is Depleted Total Mortality Exceeds Threshold; Overfishing is not Occurring ASMFC Atlantic Striped Bass Board Approves Addendum VI Striped Bass Index Documents Below-Average Year NOAA Fisheries Evaluates Role of Opt-in Angler Reporting Apps in Recreational Fisheries Introducing the MidAtlantic Cup Blue Marlin Tournament!
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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