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 With Observers
||Total Hooks Set
Sea Turtle Interactions
|Released Dead Green
||Released Dead Olive Ridley
||Released Dead Unidentified Hardshell
Marine Mammal Interactions
|Released Injured False Killer Whale
|Released Dead Black-Footed Albatross
|Released Dead Oceanic White-Tip Shark
||Released Alive Oceanic White-Tip Shark
||Released Dead Manta/Mobula
||Released Alive Manta/Mobula
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.