Electronic Logbooks in the Hawaii and American Samoa Pelagic Longline Fisheries
Electronic logbooks for Hawaii and American Samoa Pelagic longline fisheries. NOAA Fisheries will require the use of electronic logbooks in the Hawaii pelagic longline fisheries and on Class C and D vessels in the American Samoa pelagic longline fishery. This final rule is intended to reduce human error, improve data accuracy, save time for fishermen and NOAA Fisheries, and provide more rigorous monitoring and forecasting of catch limits. This rule is effective on September 7, 2021.