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Tori Line Requirement for Stern-Setting Vessels in Hawaiʻi Deep-Set Longline Fishery


Fishing Type
Affected Species
Action Status
Final Rule


NOAA Fisheries is modifying seabird interaction mitigation measures in the Hawaiʻi pelagic deep-set (tuna) longline fishery, effective April 1, 2024. For vessels stern-setting above 23° N latitude, we are replacing the blue-dyed bait and strategic offal discharge requirements with a new tori line (bird-scaring streamer) requirement. This action is intended to reduce seabird interactions while also streamlining fishing operations and management of this fishery. This rule does not apply to shallow-set and side-setting vessel requirements.

Read the Federal Register notice and supporting documents

Last updated by Pacific Islands Regional Office on 03/06/2024