Hawaii Shallow-Set Longline Fishery First Quarterly Status Report for January 1– March 31, 2021
Pacific Islands Region Observer Program Hawaii shallow-set longline fishery quarterly status report for January 1, 2021 to March 31, 2021.
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|
Sea Turtle Interactions
|Released Injured Loggerhead||11|
Marine Mammal Interactions
|Released Injured Unidentified Beaked Whale||1|
|Released Dead Black-Footed Albatross||Released Dead Laysan Albatross||Released Injured Black-Footed Albatross||Released Injured Laysan Albatross|
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.