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Proposed Changes to Seabird Measures for Hawaiʻi Deep-Set Longline Fishery


Fishing Type
Action Status
Proposed Rule


NOAA Fisheries is proposing to modify seabird interaction mitigation measures in the Hawaiʻi pelagic deep-set (tuna) longline fishery. For vessels stern-setting above 23° N latitude, we propose to replace the blue-dyed bait and strategic offal discharge requirements with a new tori line (bird-scaring streamers) requirements. The proposed action is intended to reduce albatross interactions while also streamlining fishing operations and management of this fishery. Shallow-set and side-setting vessel requirements would not be impacted by this proposed rule.

NOAA Fisheries is accepting comments on the proposed rule through November 16, 2023.

Read the Federal Register notice and supporting documents

Last updated by Pacific Islands Regional Office on 11/14/2023