Hawaiʻi Deep-Set Longline Fishery 2023 Second Quarterly Status Report for April 1–June 30
Pacific Islands Region Observer Program Hawaiʻi deep-set longline fishery quarterly status report for April 1–June 30, 2023.
NOAA Fisheries monitors the Hawaiʻi 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 Hawaiʻi 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|
Sea Turtle Interactions
|Released Injured Leatherback||Released Dead Olive Ridley|
Marine Mammal Interactions
|Released Injured False Killer Whale||Released Injured Risso's Dolphin|
|Released Dead Black-Footed Albatross||Released Dead Laysan Albatross||Released Injured Red-Footed Booby||Released Dead Sooty Shearwater|
|Released Dead Oceanic White-Tip Shark||Released Alive Oceanic White-Tip Shark||Released Alive Giant Manta Ray||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.