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Hawaii Deep-Set Longline Fishery 2022 First Quarterly Status Report for January 1–March 31

June 21, 2022

Pacific Islands Region Observer Program Hawaii deep-set longline fishery quarterly status report for January 1–March 31, 2022.

NOAA Fisheries monitors the Hawaii deep-set pelagic longline fishery (targeting tunas) through a mandatory observer program. This report summarizes data for deep-set fishing trips. It ensures prompt dissemination of  Hawaii longline observer data, and may be revised after final data editing. The following table summarizes the  percent observer coverage for vessel departures, vessels departing with observers, and set and hook unit  effort for observed vessels based on departure date. The tables also summarize sea turtle, marine mammal, sea bird, and Endangered Species Act (ESA)-listed elasmobranch interactions based on the begin haul date. Unidentified elasmobranch  species that could be an ESA-listed species are also included.

Vessel Departures, and Set and Hook Unit Effort for Vessels Departing

Departures Departures With Observers Observer Coverage Total Sets Total Hooks Set
380 67 17.63% 976 2,842,525

Sea Turtle Interactions

Total: 4

Released Injured Loggerhead Released Injured Leatherback Total Sea Turtle Interactions
3 1 4

Marine Mammal Interactions

Total: 4

Released Injured False Killer Whale Released Injured Unidentified Cetacean Total Marine Mammal Interactions
3 1 4

Seabird Interactions

Total: 96

Released Dead Black-Footed Albatross Released Injured Black-Footed Albatross Released Dead Laysan Albatross Released Dead Brown Booby Total Seabird Interactions
38 1 56 1 96

Elasmobranch Interactions

Total: 81

Released Dead Oceanic White-Tip Shark Released Alive Oceanic White-Tip Shark Released Alive Manta/Mobula Total Elasmobranch Interactions
9 64 8 81


Notes: The percent coverage is based on vessel departures. Protected species interactions are based on begin haul. For the purpose of this report, an animal that is hooked or entangled is considered an interaction.

Last updated by Pacific Islands Regional Office on 06/22/2022

Pacific Islands Region Observer Program