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Hawaii Shallow-Set Longline Fishery Quarterly and Annual Status Report 2022

June 21, 2022

Pacific Islands Region Observer Program Hawaii shallow-set longline data reports of observer coverage, sea turtle, marine mammal, sea bird, ESA-listed elasmobranch interactions, set and hook unit effort for vessels departing with observers during 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. Sea turtle, marine mammal, sea bird, and Endangered Species Act-listed elasmobranch interactions are based on 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

  January 1–March 31, 2022 April 1–June 30, 2022 July 1–December 31, 2022 January –December, 2022
Departures 28 - - -
Departures With Observer 28 - - -
Observer Coverage 100% - - -
Total Sets 429 - - -
Total Hooks Set 567,087 - - -

Sea Turtle, Marine Mammal, Sea Bird, and ESA-listed Elasmobranch Interactions

Sea Turtle Interactions

Sea Turtle Interactions January 1–March 31, 2022 April 1–June 30, 2022 July 1–December 31, 2022 January –December, 2022
Released Injured Loggerhead 16 - - -
Released Injured Leatherback 2 - - -
Released Injured Green - - - -
Released Injured Olive Ridley 1 - - -
Released Unknown - - - -
Total Sea Turtle Interactions 19 - - -

Marine Mammal Interactions

Marine Mammal Interactions January 1–March 31, 2022 April 1–June 30, 2022 July 1–December 31, 2022 January –December, 2022
Released Injured Risso's Dolphin 2 - - -
Released Injured Unidentified Beaked Whale 1 - - -
Total Marine Mammal Interactions 3 - - -

Seabird Interactions

Seabird Interactions January 1–March 31, 2022 April 1–June 30, 2022 July 1–December 31, 2022 January –December, 2022
Released Dead Black-Footed Albatross 18 - - -
Released Injured Black-Footed Albatross 44 - - -
Released Dead Laysan Albatross 5 - - -
Released Injured Laysan Albatross 26 - - -
Released Injured Sooty Shearwater - - - -
Released Injured Unidentified Shearwater - - - -
Total Seabird Interactions 93 - - -

Elasmobranch Interactions

Elasmobranch Interactions January 1–March 31, 2022 April 1–June 30, 2022 July 1–December 31, 2022 January –December, 2022
Released Dead Oceanic White-Tip Shark - - - -
Released Alive Oceanic White-Tip Shark 1 - - -
Released Alive Manta/Mobula - - - -
Total Elasmobranch Interactions 1 - - -

Last updated by Pacific Islands Regional Office on 06/22/2022

Pacific Islands Region Observer Program