Sampling the Hawaii Deep-Set Longline Fishery and Point Estimators of Bycatch
This document is the first of a series of documents that describe the methods used to derive bycatch estimates for the numerous species (many listed as endangered or threatened) recorded being caught in Hawaii deep-set longline fishery.
With more than 100 species (some of which are listed as endangered or threatened) recorded as being caught in the Hawaii deep-set longline fishery, reliable estimates of each species’ total bycatch need to be computed in a relatively quick manner on a yearly basis.
A probability sample and corresponding design-based estimators provide the framework for producing such estimates.
This document is the first of a series of documents that describe the methods used to derive the required bycatch estimates.
McCracken ML. 2019. Sampling the Hawaii deep-set longline fishery and point estimators of bycatch. U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA Technical Memorandum NOAA-TM-NMFS-PIFSC-89, 22 p. https://doi.org/10.25923/2psa-7s55.