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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
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

American Somoa as a Fishing Community

Description: From abstract: Monitoring the institutional, socioeconomic, and cultural aspects of fishing is just as important as monitoring fish populations and habitat in ensuring American Samoa's ability to sustain itself as a fishing community.
Date: July 2009
Creator: Allen, Stewart
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Shark Predation on Hawaiian Monk Seals: Workshop II & Post-Workshop Developments, November 5-6, 2008

Description: Report on shark predation of Hawaiian monk seals that includes three parts : a report from Workshop II on November 5-6, 2008, knowledge about shark predation related to Hawaiian monk seals, and HMSRP premises, positions, and post-workshop developments.
Date: July 2010
Creator: Gobush, Kathleen S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

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
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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
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Historic Fishing Methods in American Samoa

Description: Report discussing the historic fishing practices that are common place among American Samoans. Report includes fishing techniques, types of fishing, and variation between villages.
Date: June 2011
Creator: Armstrong, Karen; Herdich, David & Levine, Arielle
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A Sociocultural Assessment of Filipino Crew Members Working in the Hawaii-based Longline Fleet

Description: From introduction: This report describes a subset of the results from a 2003-2004 sociocultural study of fishermen in the Hawaii-based longline fleet. Explored here are the perspectives and experiences of Filipino fishermen working as crew in the Hawaii longline industry.
Date: October 2006
Creator: Allen, Stewart D. & Gough, Amy
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Evaluation of Time-area Closures to Reduce Incidental Sea Turtle Take in the Hawaii-based Longline Fishery: Generalized Additive Model (GAM) Development and Retrospective Examination

Description: This report documents a series of steps taken at the National Marine Fisheries Service, Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center in response to the Order issued by Chief U.S. District Court Judge David Alan Ezra, District of Hawaii, in the case of CMC et al. versus NMFS et al.; CIVIL BO. 99-00152; dated November 23, 1999, to complete an analysis of the temporal and spatial distribution of interactions between Hawaii-based longline vessels and sea turtles to determine time and area closures that would provide the greatest benefit to the turtles.
Date: March 2005
Creator: Kobayashi, Donald R. & Polovina, Jeffrey J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Report of the Sea Turtle Longline Fishery Post-release Mortality Workshop, November 15-16, 2011

Description: This report produces the results of a workshop held by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). This workshop was meant to review information to determine if the current NMFS' criteria should be modified, objectives including the review of the current NMFS' criteria for sea turtle post-release mortality estimates; to identify, review, and assess relevant research conducted after the 2004 expert workshop; and to discuss the potential effects of hook design and size on injury and mortality.
Date: August 2012
Creator: Swimmer, Yonat & Gilman, Eric
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Estimation of Hawaiian Monk Seal Corruption in Relation to Ecosystem Biomass and Overlap with Fisheries in the Main Hawaiian Islands

Description: This report analyzes the possible effects of the rehabilitation of Hawaiian monk seals and how their increase in numbers will affect the ecosystem and our fisheries. The document takes into account conclusions that overestimate potential monk seal impacts, and underestimate potential impacts of human extraction on monk seals.
Date: August 2013
Creator: Sprague, Rachel; Littnan, Charles & Walters, Jeffrey
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Pilot Study to Incorporate Validation Procedures in the State of Hawaii Commercial Marine License Reporting Program for Charter Fishing Boats (For-Hire Sector)

Description: From executive summary: The following report was meant to document the Hawaii charter fishing (for hire) sector's level of compliance with the Hawaii Division of Aquatic Resources (HDAR) commercial fishing reporting system and to identify possible changes to improve the system.
Date: December 2013
Creator: Ma, Hongguang; Hamm, David & Allen, Stewart
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Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands as a Fishing Community

Description: From introduction and purpose: This report describes the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) as a fishing community. We have tried to strike a balance between the report being concise enough to be useful while covering the full range of topics and issues necessary to describe CNMI as a fishing community...This report will be updated periodically as social, economic, and environmental conditions change and fishermen and fisheries management adapt to those changes.
Date: November 2012
Creator: Allen, Stewart D. & Amesbury, Judith R.
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Institutional Analysis of Community-based Marine Resource Management Initiatives in Hawai'i and American Samoa

Description: From executive summary: This document provides and analysis of two fisheries policies designed to develop community-based marine research management insitutions in the Western Pacific Region of the United States as delineated in the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act.
Date: November 2012
Creator: Richmond, Laurie & Levine, Arielle
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The Socioculture Importance of Spearfishing in Hawai'i

Description: The following document examines the importance of spearfishing as a traditional fishing method in Hawaii. The purposes of the research behind this report were to develop a better understanding of the spearfish fishery and community; identify key players and organizations associated with the fishery; provide information to assist the State of Hawaii and the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council in making decisions based on increased understanding of the ways people are socioeconomically affected by fishery policies; document the perspectives/concerns of local spearfishermen and resources users; and contribute to the development and refinement of the fishing community profiles for Hawaii in response to The Magnuson-Stevens Act, National Standard 8.
Date: March 2012
Creator: Stoffle, Brent W. & Allen, Stewart D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Corrected Catch Histories and Logbook Accuracy for Billfishes (Isiophoridae) in the Hawaii-based Longline Fishery

Description: From abstract: This paper presents corrected catch histories, standardized catch rates, and evaluations of the accuracy of federally mandated commercial logbooks for billfishes taken as incidental catch by the Hawaii-based longline fishery. The study was conducted because billfish misidentifications in logbooks caused by similarities in body size, shape, and coloration have long represented a major challenge in monitoring this fishery.
Date: December 2007
Creator: Walsh, William A.; Bigelow, Keith A. & Ito, Russell Y.
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Injury Determinations for Humpback Whales and Other Cetaceans Reported to NOAA Response Networks in the Hawaiian Islands during 2007-2012

Description: From introduction: the present paper provides a summary of injury determinations for cetaceans in and around the Hawaiian EEZ reported injured by human causes to the PIR-MMRN and HIERN during 2007-2012... This paper also summarizes reports from previous years of cetaceans other than humpback whales injured by human causes for the purpose of obtaining additional qualitative information on the sources of injuries and the species involved. (pg. 1)
Date: June 2015
Creator: Bradford, Amanda L. & Lyman, Ed
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Status Review Report: Orange Clownfish (Amphiprion percula)

Description: From abstract: This report was produced in response to a petition received from the Center for Biological Diversity on September 14, 2012, to list eight species of pomacentrid reef fish as endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and to designate critical habitat for these species concurrent with the listings...This report summarizes the best available scientific and commercial information on the orange clownfish, and presents an evaluation of the species' status and extinction risk.
Date: April 2016
Creator: Maison, Kimberly A. & Graham, Krista S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department