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Hawaiʻi Shallow-Set Longline Fishery 2023 Second Quarterly Status Report for April 1–June 30, 2023

August 21, 2023

Pacific Islands Region Observer Program Hawaiʻi shallow-set longline fishery quarterly status report for April 1–June 30, 2023.

NOAA Fisheries monitors the Hawaiʻi 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 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
14 14 100% 197 248,623

Sea Turtle Interactions

Total: 12

Released Injured Loggerhead Released Injured Leatherback Released Injured Olive Ridley
8 2 2

Marine Mammal Interactions

Total: 3

Released Dead Bottlenose Dolphin Released Injured Unidentified Cetacean Released Injured Unidentified Beaked Whale
1 1 1

Seabird Interactions

Total: 12

Released Dead Black-Footed Albatross Released Injured Black-Footed Albatross Released Injured Laysan Albatross
2 7 3

Elasmobranch Interactions

Total: 11

Released Alive Oceanic White-Tip Shark Released Alive Manta/Mobula
10 1

Last updated by Pacific Islands Regional Office on 08/21/2023