Seabird Interactions and Mitigation Efforts in Hawaii Longline Fisheries: 2018 Annual Report. Revised June 2020.
NOAA National marine Fisheries Service PIRO (2020) Seabird Interactions and Mitigation Efforts in Hawaii Longline Fisheries: 2018 Annual Report. Revised June 2020. Annual Report 22
The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Pacific Islands Regional Office (PIRO) is responsible for minimizing, as practicable, interactions between Hawaii pelagic longline fishing operations and seabirds. NMFS monitors the fisheries to determine the effectiveness of management measures implemented to minimize interactions and the severity of interactions. NMFS documents interactions and mitigation efforts aboard vessels at sea, and reports annually on fishing effort, seabird interactions, and mitigation research.
A quick guide to Hawaii Longline Seabird Regulations is also available here.