Hawaiʻi Deep-Set Longline Fishery 2023 Third Quarterly Status Report for July 1–September 30
Pacific Islands Region Observer Program Hawaiʻi deep-set longline fishery quarterly status report for July 1–September 30, 2023.
Pacific Islands Region Observer Program Hawaii deep-set longline data reports of observer coverage, sea turtle, marine mammal, sea bird, Endangered Species Act (ESA)-listed elasmobranch interactions, and set and hook unit effort for vessels departing with observers during 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 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 Olive Ridley
|Released Injured Olive Ridley
Marine Mammal Interactions
|Released Injured False Killer Whale
|Released Injured Unidentified Cetacean
|Released Dead Black-Footed Albatross
|Released Dead Oceanic White-Tip Shark
|Released Alive Oceanic White-Tip Shark
|Released Alive Manta/Mobula
|Released Alive Unidentified Ray
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.