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Electronic Logbooks in the Hawaii and American Samoa Pelagic Longline Fisheries


The final rule is effective September 7, 2021.
Fishing Type
Action Status
Final Rule
Point of Contact
Lynn Rassel, (808) 725-5184


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.

Read the Federal Register notice and supporting documentation

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Lynn Rassel

Phone: (808) 725-5184

Last updated by Pacific Islands Regional Office on 08/05/2021