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Hawaiʻi Pelagic Fisheries Market Analysis

May 10, 2022

A report providing summaries of Hawaiʻi commercial pelagic landings, ex-vessel prices, local Hawaiʻi and domestic U.S. consumption, international trade, and market substitutes, focusing on Pacific Island Region pelagic management unit species (PMUS).

This report is divided into six sections. We first describe our data sources, followed by an articulation of the terminology used throughout this report. The third section summarizes Hawaiʻi pelagic fisheries and shows trends in landings. The fourth section presents Hawaiʻi pelagic exports, and the fifth discusses pelagic imports to Hawaiʻi. The sixth section provides in- depth analyses of landings, consumption, and trade for the highest pelagic volume and value in Hawaiʻi: bigeye tuna, yellowfin tuna, and swordfish. We conclude the report with a discussion of Hawaiʻi contribution to U.S. seafood supply and overall economic impact.

The Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center of NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service uses the NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-PIFSC series to disseminate scientific and technical information that has been scientifically reviewed and edited. Documents within this series reflect sound professional work and may be referenced in the formal scientific and technical literature.

Dombrow C, Rollins E, Sweeney J, Hospital J. 2022. Hawai’i Pelagic Fisheries Market Analysis. U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA Technical Memorandum NOAA-TM-NMFS-PIFSC-127, 72 p.  https://doi.org/10.25923/nb9m-2x97.

Last updated by Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center on 05/27/2022

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