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Atlantic Bigeye, Albacore, Yellowfin and Skipjack Tuna Recreational Minimum Sizes

Minimum sizes vary by species. Additional requirements may be applicable. View the HMS Recreational Compliance Guide for details. Updated bag limits Permits Vessels must have a valid HMS Angling or HMS Charterboat/Headboat permit to fish for…

Proposed Rule Regarding Purse Seine Fisheries and the 2022 Longline Bigeye Tuna Catch Limit in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean

NOAA Fisheries is proposing to modify purse seine fishing restrictions and the 2022 longline bigeye tuna catch limit in the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission convention area. We are undertaking this action under the authority of the…

Quantifying the Distribution of Swordfish (Xiphias Gladius) Density in the Hawaii-Based Longline Fishery

The multi-species VAST model was used to better understand swordfish and their response to environmental conditions (critical for predicting potential climate change impacts) within the economically important Hawaii-based longline fishing grounds.
October 01, 2020 - Peer-Reviewed Research ,

Toward an Environmental Predictor of Tuna Recruitment

Researchers used phytoplankton size to predict catch rates and weight of bigeye tuna in the Hawaiʻi longline fishery.
July 22, 2020 - Peer-Reviewed Research ,

Longline Bigeye Tuna Catch Limits in the Pacific

An overview of bigeye tuna catch limits in the eastern Pacific Ocean and western and central Pacific Ocean.
A fisherman on a fishing vessel works to offload three bigeye tuna hanging from rope from his boat as another fisherman looks on.

The 20-year Migration of the Hawaiian Fishery for Bigeye Tuna

Scientists from NOAA's Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center and the University of Hawai'i examined more than 20 years of data to learn how growth in Hawaii's bigeye tuna fishery has impacted catch.
May 30, 2018 - Feature Story ,

The Best Laid Plans: Bigeye Quotas, Collective Action, and a Diverse Longline Fleet

Managing bigeye tuna in the Pacific is easy, right? Just estimate how many fish are out there swimming around at high speeds, calculate a sustainable amount to harvest, set a catch limit, and enforce it. Then the industry goes fishing, delivers to market,
May 22, 2018 - Research ,

Bigeye Tuna Catch Limits Lead to Differential Impacts for Hawaiʻi Longliners

An examination of the effects of quota reductions on the Hawai'i longline fleet.
May 14, 2018 - Peer-Reviewed Research ,