American Samoa Longline Logbook Reports 2009
Logbook summary reports for the 2009 calendar year.
These longline catch summaries are prepared for tunas, billfishes, and other fishes identified by the Western Pacific Fishery Management Council as "Pelagic Management Unit Species." All non-confidential summary statistics of catch and fishing effort are based on activities of three or more vessels. Before the logbook data are summarized, they are subjected to extensive validation checks and known errors are corrected to ensure accuracy.