Welcome to the Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Management Division's Individual Bluefin Quota (IBQ) program - Public Home

This website allows access to IBQ program for quota allocation and management. The IBQ program is intended to limit and track bluefin tuna landings and discards and provide fishermen with incentives to avoid bluefin tuna interactions. IBQ share and/or vessel account holders can access their respective accounts and manage their IBQ from this system.

Important Messages - Please Read Before Logging Into Your Account

· ALL Existing IBQ users can use their previous login information at https://secatchshares.fisheries.noaa.gov/ to log in to this new IBQ site. For questions, please contact IBQ customer service at 301-427-8591.
· ALL There are a number of helpful resources available under Additional Information located on the top menu bar. Information includes Frequently Asked Questions, Troubleshooting Guide (for assistance with website functions), and other reference materials.

BFT Customer Service Line 301-427-8591
BFT Customer Service Email NMFS.HMS.IBQ@noaa.gov

OMB Control No 0648-0677 Exp. Date 12/31/2024; 0648-0040 Exp. Date 12/31/2023; 0648-0372 Exp. Date 12/31/2023.

Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to range from 1 to 5 minutes per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information. Send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other suggestions for reducing this burden to PRA Officer, National Marine Fisheries Service, Atlantic Highly Migratory Species, 1315 East West Highway, 13th Floor, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Notwithstanding any other provisions of the law, no person is required to respond to, nor shall any person be subjected to a penalty for failure to comply with, a collection of information subject to the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act, unless that collection of information displays a currently valid OMB control number.

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BFT Catch Accounting for 2024 in whole weight

Share Cat. Quota Distributed (lb) Quota Applied (lb) Quota Debt (lb) % Quota Remaining Quota Remaining (lb)
NED 0 0 0 0.0 0
PLL 461,428 275,052 0 40.0 186,376
PLL ATL 348,397 260,175 0 25.0 88,222
PLL GOM 113,031 14,877 0 86.0 98,154

BFT Customer Service Line 301-427-8591
BFT Customer Service Email NMFS.HMS.IBQ@NOAA.gov