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Hawaii Deep-Set Longline Fishery 2022 Third Quarterly Status Report for July 1–September 30

December 13, 2022

Pacific Islands Region Observer Program Hawaii deep-set longline fishery quarterly status report for July 1–September 30, 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
337 89 26.41% 1,294 3,739,051

Sea Turtle Interactions

Total: 5

Released Injured Leatherback Released Dead Olive Ridley
2 3

Marine Mammal Interactions

Total: 2

Released Injured False Killer Whale Released Injured Risso's Dolphin
1 1

Seabird Interactions

Total: 3

Released Dead Black-Footed Albatross

Elasmobranch Interactions

Total: 169

Released Dead Oceanic White-Tip Shark Released Alive Oceanic White-Tip Shark Released Alive Manta/Mobula Released Dead Unidentified Ray Released Alive Unidentified Ray
31 133 3 1 1


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 05/03/2023

Pacific Islands Region Observer Program