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Hawaii Shallow-Set Longline Fishery 2022 First Quarterly Status Report for January 1– March 31

June 21, 2022

Pacific Islands Region Observer Program Hawaii shallow-set longline fishery quarterly status report for January 1, 2022 to March 31, 2022.

NOAA Fisheries monitors the Hawaii shallow-set pelagic longline fishery (targeting swordfish) through a  mandatory observer program. This report summarizes data for shallow-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
28 28 100% 429 567,087

Sea Turtle Interactions

Total: 19

Released Injured Loggerhead Released Injured Leatherback Released Injured Olive Ridley
16 2 1

Marine Mammal Interactions

Total: 3

Released Injured Risso's Dolphin Released Injured Unidentified Beaked Whale
2 1

Seabird Interactions

Total: 93

Released Dead Black-Footed Albatross Released Injured Black-Footed Albatross Released Dead Laysan Albatross Released Injured Laysan Albatross
18 44 5 26

Elasmobranch Interactions

Total: 1

Released Alive Oceanic White-Tip Shark


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 06/22/2023

Pacific Islands Region Observer Program