INACTIVE Hawaii bigeye tuna and swordfish – longline

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Overview

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 

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 pee

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 
Basic
FIP Stage 
Stage 5: Improvements on the Water
Species 
Common Name 
Bigeye Tuna
Scientific Name 
Thunnus obesus
Additional Names 
Ahi (Hawaii)
Common Name 
Swordfish
Scientific Name 
Xiphias gladius
Additional Names 
Shutome (Hawaii), A'u (Hawaii)
Gear Type 
Longline
Location
Exclusive Economic Zones
Country 
United States of America (the)
Regional Fisheries Management Organization
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FIP Leads

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