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Compliance Guide: Reducing and Mitigating Interactions between Seabirds and Hawaiʻi-Based Longline Vessels

March 06, 2024

This guide summarizes how to comply with federal fishing regulations to reduce bycatch of seabirds in the Hawaiʻi pelagic longline fishery.

This guide is intended to help commercial fishermen understand and comply with federal fishing requirements regarding seabird protection in the Hawaiʻi pelagic longline fishery. Any discrepancies between this compliance guide and the regulations will be resolved in the favor of the regulations found at 50 CFR 665.815

Last updated by Pacific Islands Regional Office on 03/06/2024