Yellowtail Flounder Sub-ACL for the Directed Scallop Fishery
Georges Bank Stock Area
Report run on: July 3, 2018
For data reported through: June 23, 2018
Quota period: 2017
Quota period dates: 03/01/17 to 03/31/18
     
Date Limited Access Fleet* Limited Access General Category IFQ Fleet Monthly total catch (lb) Cumulative catch (lb) Percent of
sub-ACL (70,548 lb)
Open Areas Closed Area I
(522, 525)**
Closed Area II Open Areas Closed Area I
(522, 525)**
Discards (lb) Discards (lb) Discards (lb) Dredge discards (lb) Trawl discards (lb) Dredge discards (lb) Trawl discards (lb)
March-17 68 - - 2 - - - 69 69 0.1
April-17 - 2,251 - - - 2,251 2,320 3.3
May-17 - 15,196 - - - 15,196 17,517 24.8
June-17 - 35,740 - - - 35,740 53,257 75.5
July-17 159 - 31,382 - - - 31,541 84,798 120.2
August-17 888 - 13,590 - - - 14,477 99,275 140.7
September-17 356 - - - - - 356 99,630 141.2
October-17 182 - - - - - 182 99,813 141.5
November-17 - 2,045 - - - 2,045 101,858 144.4
December-17 - 9,834 - - - 9,834 111,692 158.3
January-18 - 2,349 - - - 2,349 114,042 161.7
February-18 - 1,864 - - - 1,864 115,906 164.3
March-18 - - - - - 0 115,906 164.3
Total 1,652 0 114,252 2 0 0 0 115,906    
*The limited access fleet is not split into dredge and trawl components because there is insufficient observer coverage for such a stratification.
**There is no kept column for the limited access general category IFQ fleet because vessels are not allowed to retain yellowtail flounder.
**The Georges Bank yellowtail stock area does not include statistical areas 521 and 526. Data reported here are for statistical areas 522 and 525 only.
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In order to comply with data confidentiality requirements, discards for areas and/or gear types that only have 1 - 2 trips in a month will be aggregated with discards from preceding month(s) until the 3 trip minimum is met.
NOTE: This report uses audited observer data (March 2013 - March 2018) for Closed Area I;  audited observer data (March 2017 - March 2018) for Closed Area II; and the most recent 12 months of audited observer data (March 2017 - March 2018) for open areas.
These data are the best available to NOAA's National Marine Fishery Service (NMFS) when this report was compiled. Data for this report are supplied to NMFS from vessels via Vessel Trip Reporting and the Vessel Monitoring System, and dealers via Dealer Electronic Reporting. Data may be preliminary. Discrepancies with previous reports are due to corrections made to the database.