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Chemoreception in Loggerhead Sea Turtles: An Assessment of the Feasibility of Using Chemical Deterrents to Prevent Sea Turtle Interactions with Longline Fishing Gear

Description: From introduction: The following document presents results from a series of studies designed and conducted to assess the chemosensory abilities of loggerhead turtles and explores the feasibility of using chemical deterrents to present sea turtles from interacting with longline fishing gear.
Date: July 2007
Creator: Southwood, Amanda; Higgins, Benjamin; Brill, Richard & Swimmer, Yonat

The Hawaiian Monk Seal in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, 2001

Description: The following document reports the findings of the studies of the endangered Hawaiian monk seal during 2001 in all of its reproductive sites in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. This document contains information evaluating the status and trends of monk seal subpopulations; natural history traits such as survival, reproduction, growth, behavior, and feeding habits; and the success of various activities designed to facilitate population growth.
Date: April 2004
Creator: Johanos, Thea C. & Baker, Jason D.

Linking Hawaii Fisherman Reported Commercial Bottomfish Catch Data to Potential Bottomfish Habitat and Proposed Restricted Fishing Areas using GIS and Spatial Analysis

Description: From executive summary: This report outlines an effort to spatially link commercial bottomfish catch data from the State of Hawaii Fisherman Reporting System with potential adult bottomfish habitat and restricted fishing areas as proposed by the State of Hawaii and the Western Pacific Fishery Management Council.
Date: September 2007
Creator: Parke, Michael

The Hawaiian Monk Seal in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, 1998

Description: The following report provides the findings of a 1998 field study over the Hawaiian monk seal in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. These studies evaluate the status and trends of monk seal populations, natural history traits (survival, reproduction, growth, behavior, and feeding habits), and the success of various activities designed to facilitate population growth.
Date: April 2000
Creator: Johanos, Thea C. & Baker, Jason D.

The Hawaiian Monk Seal in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, 1999

Description: The following document reports the findings of the 1999 field studies over the Hawaiian monk seal of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. The information provided gives us an evaluation on the status and trends of monk seal subpopulations, natural history traits such as survival, reproduction, growth, behavior, and feeding habits, and the success of various activities designed to facilitate population growth.
Date: September 2001
Creator: Johanos, Thea C. & Baker, Jason D.

The Hawaiian Monk Seal in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, 2000

Description: The following report produces findings on the field studies over the Hawaiian monk seal in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands during 2000. The information provided evaluates the status and trends of monk seal subpopulations, natural history traits such as survival, reproduction, growth, behavior, and feeding habits, and the success of various activities designed to facilitate population growth.
Date: August 2002
Creator: Johanos, Thea C. & Baker, Jason D.

Identification Manual for Dietary Vegetation of the Hawaiian Green Turtle Chelonia mydas

Description: From introduction: This manual is designed to assist sea turtle biologists and other non-physologists in the identification of the food items contained in the gastrointestinal tract of green turtles (Chelonia mydas) sampled from the Hawaiian Islands. The manual contains many of the most common algal species found in crop/stomach samples taken from Hawaiian green turtles.
Date: June 2000
Creator: Russell, Dennis J. & Balazs, George H.

An Operational Model to Evaluate Assessment and Management Procedures for the North Pacific Swordfish Fishery

Description: This manuscript describes features of an operational model designed to help evaluate the performance of stock assessment and fishery management procedures. This manuscript also describes the features of the model, its underlying hypotheses, limitations, and user interface, as well as the results of probing studies conducted.
Date: August 2002
Creator: Labelle, Marc

Shark Deterrent and Incidental Capture Workshop April 10-11, 2008

Description: From executive summary: This report summarizes findings reported by scientists at a Shark Deterrent and Incidental Capture Workshop cosponsored by the Consortium of Wildlife Bycatch Reduction, the New England Aquarium, and NOAA PIFSC...this report is meant to evaluate methods to monitor and reduce shark bycatch.
Date: November 2008
Creator: Swimmer, Yonat; Wang, John H. & McNaughton, Lianne

2006 Sea Turtle and Pelagic Fish Sensory Physiology Workshop, September 12-13, 2006

Description: From summary: This report summarizes the findings reported by collaborating scientists at the 4th Sea Turtle and Pelagic Fish Sensory Physiology Workshop hosted by the Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences Eastern Shore Laboratory in Wachapregue, Virginia during September 12-13, 2006...The primary objective of the research is to develop techniques and/or commercially viable devices that eliminate or substantially reduce interactions of sea turtles with longline fishing gear while not reducing catch rates of the targeted fish species to unacceptable levels.
Date: October 2007
Creator: Swimmer, Yonat & Wang, John H.

Comprehensive (1986-2001) Characterization of Size at Sexual Maturity for Hawaiian Spiny Lobster (Panulirus marginatus) and Slipper Lobster (Scyllarides squammosus) in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands

Description: Report on "estimate body size at sexual maturity for Hawaiian spiny lobster and slipper lobster using all available fishery independent research catch data from 1986 to 2001." (pg. 1)
Date: September 2002
Creator: DeMartini, Edward E.; Kleiber, Pierre & DiNardo, Gerard T.

Clinical Observations of Ocular Disease in Hawaiian Monk Seals (Monachus schauinslandi)

Description: From abstract: In 1995, 12 undersized, weaned female Hawaiian monk seal pups were captured at French Frigate Shoals in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands... Eleven of the pups developed clinical signs of an eye disease between 12 and 46 days after capture... The cause of the eye disease and the site where it originated remain unknown.
Date: March 2009
Creator: Hanson, Mark T.; Aguirre, A. Alonso & Braun, Robert C.

Comprehensive Evaluation of Shallow Reef Fish Populations at French Frigate Shoals and Midway Atoll, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (1992/93,1995-2000)

Description: From abstract: This document represents the sixth and last of a series of Honolulu Laboratory reports providing estimates of shallow reef fish population densities based on diver-surveys conducted at roughly annual intervals at two sites (French Frigate Shoals (FFS) and Midway Atoll (Midway) in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (NWHI)). The purpose of the time series has been to develop the capability to characterize the standing stock densities of shallow reef fishes, as one potentially important component of the monk seal forage base with precision sufficient to detect twofold changes over a decadal time scale when sampled at a yearly frequency.
Date: December 2002
Creator: DeMartini, Edward E.; Parrish, Frank A. & Boland, Raymond C.

North Pacific Blue shark Stock Assessment

Description: From abstract: A stock assessment of the blue shark (Prionace glauca) population in the North Pacific was conducted using catch and effort data from commercial longline and large mesh driftnet from the years 1971 through 2002.
Date: February 2009
Creator: Kleiber, Pierre; Clarke, Shelley; Bigelow, Keith; Nakano, Hideki; McAllister, Murdoch & Takeuchi, Yukio

Hawaii Longline Fishermen's Experiences with the Observer Program

Description: From introduction: This report describes a subset of the results from a socio-cultural study of fishermen in the Hawaii-based longline fleet. The broader study, conducted in 2003-2004, was designed to compile a social profile of the longline fishing industry of Hawaii and provide information about its participants to decision makers.
Date: February 2007
Creator: Allen, Stewart D.

Updated Estimates of Mortality and Injury of Cetaceans in the Hawaii-based Longline Fishery, 1994-2005

Description: From abstract: This report presents updated estimates of annual mortality and serious injury of cetaceans for the Hawaii-based longline fishery during 1994-2005, including information on set type and targeted fish species. The fishery has targeted primarily tunas and swordfish...
Date: November 2007
Creator: Forney, Karen A. & Kobayashi, Donald R.

The Hawaiian Monk Seal in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, 2003

Description: The following document provides information from the 2003 field studies of the endangered Hawaiian monk seal in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. These studies evaluate the status and trends of monk seal subpopulations, natural history traits such as survival, reproduction, growth, behavior, and feeding habits, and the success of various activities designed to facilitate population growth.
Date: March 2007
Creator: Johanos, Thea C. & Baker, Jason D.