U.S. Atlantic Shark Commercial Fishery Landings 2015
20. January 2016
Atlantic Shark Commercial Fishery Landings Update
January 1 – December 31, 2015
Below are the preliminary landings estimates for 2015 in metric tons (mt) and pounds (lb) dressed weight (dw) for the Atlantic shark commercial fisheries; 1 mt is equal to 2,204.6 pounds. These preliminary estimates are based on dealer reports and other information received from January 1 through December 31, 2015. The estimates include landings by state-only permitted vessels, federally permitted vessels, and the 2015 shark research fishery participants.
5 Fishery closed at 11:30 p.m. local time on December 17, 2014 and will remain closed for the 2015 shark fishing season (79 FR 75068).
This notice is a courtesy to the HMS fishery participants to help keep you informed about the fishery.