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Bluefin Tuna Angling Category Southern Area Trophy Fishery Closure

The Angling category fishery for trophy bluefin tuna will close effective 11:30 p.m., February 12, 2022, through December 31, 2022.
February 11, 2022 -

Bluefin Tuna General Category Fishery Closure

Fishermen aboard vessels with an Atlantic Tunas General or Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Charter/Headboat category permit may not retain, possess, or land large medium or giant Atlantic bluefin tuna after 11:30 p.m., February 11, 2022.
February 10, 2022 -

Adjustments to 2022 Bluefin Tuna Purse Seine and Reserve Category Quotas and General Category January-March Subquota

NOAA Fisheries has reallocated 164.5 metric tons (mt) of bluefin tuna quota from the Purse Seine to the Reserve category. The available quota for the 2022 Purse Seine category is 55 mt.
January 27, 2022 -

Pelagic Longline Monitoring Area Updates

The Spring Gulf of Mexico and Northeastern United States Monitoring Areas for bluefin tuna will continue to be open to fishing with pelagic longline gear from April 1 - May 30, 2022 and June 1 - June 30, 2022.
January 10, 2022 -

Atlantic Bluefin Tuna General Category January- March Subquota Adjustment; Default One-fish Limit Will Apply

NOAA Fisheries has transferred 19.5 metric tons (mt) of Atlantic bluefin tuna quota from the 28.9-mt General category December 2022 subquota to the January 2022 subquota period.
December 16, 2021 -

Fishery Quota Adjustment and Closure - Atlantic Bluefin Tuna General Category (December 2021 Subquota Time Period)

NOAA Fisheries has adjusted the Atlantic bluefin tuna General category December 2021 subquota by adding 15.5 metric tons (mt) of quota remaining from the adjusted September and October through November subquotas. The adjusted December 2021 subquota is 54.
December 09, 2021 -

Atlantic Bluefin Tuna General Category December Subquota Adjustment

NOAA Fisheries has transferred 9.5 metric tons (mt) of Atlantic bluefin tuna quota from the Reserve category to the General category, and 20.2 mt from the Harpoon category to the General category for the December time period.
November 15, 2021 -

Comments Requested: Atlantic HMS Exempted Fishing and Related Permits in 2022

NOAA Fisheries announces our intent to issue exempted fishing permits, scientific research permits, display permits, letters of acknowledgement, and shark research fishery permits for the research and collection of Atlantic highly migratory species in 202
November 15, 2021 -

Final Rule: 2022 Commercial Shark Fishing Quotas, Dates & Retention Limits

NOAA Fisheries announces a final rule that establishes quota levels, opening dates, and retention limits for the 2022 Atlantic commercial shark fisheries. 
November 10, 2021 -