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Hawaii Shallow-Set Longline Fishery Third and Fourth Quarterly Status Report for July 1–December 31, 2021

March 31, 2022

Pacific Islands Region Observer Program Hawaii shallow-set longline fishery quarterly status report for July 1, 2021 to December 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
12 12 100% 181 238,852

Sea Turtle Interactions

Total: 7

Released Injured Loggerhead Released Injured Olive Ridley
6 1

Marine Mammal Interactions

Total: 0

Seabird Interactions

Total: 0

Elasmobranch Interactions

Total: 10

Released Dead Oceanic White-Tip Shark Released Alive Oceanic White-Tip Shark
4 6

 

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 03/31/2022