Yellowtail Flounder Sub-ACL for the Directed Scallop Fishery
Georges Bank Stock Area
Report run on: January 10, 2018
For data reported through: December 30, 2017
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 - - 2 - - - 101 101 0.1
April-17 - 2,314 - - - 2,314 2,415 3.4
May-17 - 15,258 - - - 15,258 17,673 25.1
June-17 - 36,732 - - - 36,732 54,405 77.1
July-17 232 - 32,250 - - - 32,482 86,886 123.2
August-17 1,295 - 13,572 - - - 14,866 101,753 144.2
September-17 519 - - - - - - 519 102,272 145.0
October-17 227 - - - - - - 227 102,499 145.3
November-17 - 2,103 - - - - 2,103 104,601 148.3
December-17 - 9,768 - - - - 9,768 114,369 162.1
January-18 - - - - - - 0 114,369 162.1
                     
                     
Total 2,372 0 111,995 2 0 0 0 114,369    
*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.