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Hawaii Deep-Set Longline Fishery Second Quarterly Status Report for April 1– June 30, 2021

October 07, 2021

Pacific Islands Region Observer Program Hawaii deep-set longline fishery quarterly status report for April 1, 2021 to June 30, 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 Departure With Observers Observer Coverage Total Sets Total Hooks Set
419 74 17.66% 1,063 3,063,581


Sea Turtle Interactions

Total: 3

Released Dead Olive Ridley Release Injured Leatherback
2 1


Marine Mammal Interactions

Total: 8

Released Dead False Killer Whale Released Injured False Killer Whale Released Injured Rough-Toothed Dolphin Release Injured Bottlenose Dolphin Released Injured Short-Finned Pilot Whale
1 4 1 1 1


Seabird Interactions

Total: 39

Released Dead Black-Footed Albatross Released Dead Laysan Albatross Released Dead Unidentified Shearwater Release Black-Footed Albatross Released Injured Laysan Albatross
17 13 2 5 2


Elasmobranch Interactions

Total: 143

Released Dead Oceanic White-Tip Shark Released Alive Oceanic White-Tip Shark Released Alive Manta/Mobula Released Alive Unidentified Ray
28 112 2 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 10/22/2021

Pacific Islands Region Observer Program