Yellowtail Flounder Sub-ACL for the Directed Scallop Fishery
Southern New England/Mid-Atlantic 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 3/31/18
Date Limited Access Fleet* Limited Access General Category IFQ Fleet Monthly total catch (lb) Cumulative catch (lb) Percent of
sub-ACL (74,957 lb)
Nantucket
Lightship
Southern New England Mid-Atlantic Nantucket
Lightship
Southern New England Mid-Atlantic
Discards (lb) Discards (lb) Discards (lb) Dredge discards (lb) Trawl discards (lb) Dredge discards (lb) Trawl discards (lb) Dredge discards (lb) Trawl discards (lb)
March-17 78 201 3 9 - 53 - 2 - 346 346 0.5
April-17 512 174 10 51 - 111 - 6 - 864 1,210 1.6
May-17 357 657 7 56 - 183 - 3 - 1,262 2,472 3.3
June-17 183 527 6 - - 282 - 2 - 1,000 3,472 4.6
July-17 168 543 4 - - 204 - 3 - 922 4,394 5.9
August-17 268 393 5 - - 285 - 3 - 954 5,348 7.1
September-17 124 127 3 - - 257 - 2 - 513 5,861 7.8
October-17 140 239 5 - - 259 - 2 - 645 6,506 8.7
November-17 195 73 2 - - 79 - 1 - 350 6,856 9.1
December-17 313 44 1 - - 103 - 1 - 461 7,318 9.8
January-18 40 1 - - 70 - 1 - 112 7,429 9.9
February-18 55 35 1 - - 61 - 1 - 151 7,581 10.1
                         
Total 2,392 3,053 47 115 0 1,947 0 26 0 7,581    
*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.
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 - July 2017) and preliminary observer data (August 2017 - present) for limited access trips into Nantucket Lightship; audited observer data (March - July 2017) and preliminary observer data (August 2017 - present) for limited access general category IFQ trips into Nantucket Lightship; and the most recent 12 months of audited observer data (August 2016 - July 2017) for both fleets in Southern New England and Mid-Atlantic.
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.