Yellowtail Flounder Sub-ACL for the Directed Scallop Fishery
Georges Bank Stock Area
Report run on: February 26, 2018
For data reported through: February 17, 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 99 - - 3 - - - 102 102 0.1
April-17 - 2,268 - - - 2,268 2,370 3.4
May-17 - 14,951 - - - 14,951 17,320 24.6
June-17 - 36,004 - - - 36,004 53,324 75.6
July-17 252 - 31,613 - - - 31,865 85,189 120.8
August-17 1,296 - 13,299 - - - 14,595 99,784 141.4
September-17 519 - - - - - 519 100,303 142.2
October-17 240 - - - - - 240 100,543 142.5
November-17 - 2,060 - - - 2,060 102,603 145.4
December-17 - 9,907 - - - 9,907 112,510 159.5
January-18 - 2,367 - - - 2,367 114,876 162.8
February-18 - 1,452 - - - 1,452 116,328 164.9
                     
Total 2,405 0 113,920 3 0 0 0 116,328    
*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.
For more information on the methodology used to estimate yellowtail flounder catch click here
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 - July 2017) and preliminary observer data (August 2017 - present) for Closed Area I;  audited observer data (March - July 2017) and preliminary observer data (August 2017 - present) for Closed Area II; and the most recent 12 months of audited observer data (August 2016 - July 2017) 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.