INACTIVE Hawaii bigeye tuna and swordfish – longline

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Reason for Inactivity
  • Missed two consecutive reports


Note: This FIP went inactive on August 1, 2019.

The project supports efforts by the Hawaii Seafood Council and Hawaii longline fleet to improve the fishery for Hawaii pelagic seafood products.  An MSC pre-assessment of this fishery was completed in 2009, updated in 2013, redone in 2014 with peer review from WCPFC and WPRFMC scientists, updated in 2016, and redone in 2018.

Current status:  The status of bigeye tuna in the Western and Central Pacific is neither overfished or with overfishing occurring. The Hawaii Seafood Council represents diverse fisheries stakeholders and the Hawaii Longline Association represents the fleet.

FIP Description 

Note: This FIP went inactive on August 1, 2019.

FIP Objective(s) 

1. Crew welfare is the primary objective, 2016-2019.

2. Contribute to healthy stock status for bigeye tuna, 2009-2019.


FIP Type 
FIP Stage 
Stage 5: Improvements on the Water
Start and Projected End Dates
March 2009
December 2019
Next Progress Report Due 
Monday, December 31, 2018
Common Name 
Bigeye Tuna
Scientific Name
Thunnus obesus
Common Name 
Scientific Name
Xiphias gladius
Gear Type 
FAO Major Fishing Area
Area 71 (Pacific, Western Central)
Exclusive Economic Zones
United States of America (the)
Regional Fisheries Management Organization
Estimated Total FIP Landings 
9,843 metric tons

FIP Leads

Organization Name 
Hawaii Seafood Council
Organization Type 
Primary Contact 
Dr. John Kaneko
Organization Type 
Organization Name 
Hawaii Longline Association
Organization Type 
Primary Contact 
Eric Kingma
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