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Hawaii Deep-Set Longline Fishery First Quarterly Status Report for January 1– March 31, 2021

October 07, 2021

Pacific Islands Region Observer Program Hawaii deep-set longline fishery quarterly status report for January 1, 2021 to March 31, 2021.

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
418 60 14.32% 791 2,256,897

Sea Turtle Interactions

Total: 1

Released Dead Green 1

 

Marine Mammal Interactions

Total: 7

Released Dead Unidentified Cetacean Released Injured False Killer Whale Released Injured Unidentified Cetacean
1 4 2

 

Seabird Interactions

Total: 58

Released Dead Black-Footed Albatross Released Dead Laysan Albatross Released Injured Black-Footed Albatross
45 11 2

Elasmobranch Interactions

Total: 185

Released Dead Oceanic White-Tip Shark Released Alive Oceanic White-Tip Shark Released Alive Giant Manta Ray Released Alive Manta/Mobula Released Alive Unidentified Ray
38 141 1 3 2

 

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 10/22/2021

Pacific Islands Region Observer Program