Seabird Interactions and Mitigation Efforts in Hawaii Longline Fisheries: 2018 Annual Report. Revised June 2020.
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
A quick guide to Hawaii Longline Seabird Regulations is also available here.