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NOAA Fisheries Announces Large-scale Study on its Recreational Fishing Effort Survey

NOAA Fisheries has conducted a pilot study on our recreational Fishing Effort Survey. Preliminary results suggest the order of the questions in the survey may lead to overestimation of fishing effort, though a more robust study is necessary to confirm.
August 29, 2023 - Feature Story ,
A fisherman catches a tarpon from his boat.

Fishing Effort Limits for U.S. Purse Seine Vessels in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean

This interim final rule establishes limits on fishing effort by U.S. purse seine vessels in the U.S. exclusive economic zone (EEZ) and on the high seas between the latitudes of 20° N. and 20° S. in the area of application of the Convention 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 ,

Synergy Among Oceanographic Variability, Fishery Expansion, and Longline Catch Composition in the Central North Pacific Ocean

Spatial variability in oceanographic conditions play a large role in influencing the magnitude and composition of catch for Hawai'i's bigeye tuna longline fleet.
May 24, 2018 - Peer-Reviewed Research ,

Pilot Surveys to Improve Monitoring of Marine Recreational Fisheries in Hawaiʻi

In Hawaiʻi, where night fishing accounts for more than one third of the total shore fishing trips on Oʻahu, implementation of a fixed time-block sampling design for private boat survey is feasible.
March 21, 2018 - Peer-Reviewed Research ,