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Hawaii long-liners have nearly pulled in their 2016 limit of Bigeye Tuna

Hawaii long-liners have nearly pulled in their 2016 limit of Bigeye Tuna

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by July 19, 2016 Regional News

Hawaii’s longline fleet is about to hit its 3,554-ton limit for bigeye tuna in the Western and Central Pacific, prompting a closure date for the fishery of July 22, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

The longliners had caught an estimated 98 percent of their annual quota by Wednesday, NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service reported. The feds had been predicting longliners would hit their bigeye tuna limit by Aug. 14.We’re sorry. You don't have permission to access this page. Please sign up to have full access to this page.

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