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Integration of Hawaii Longline Fishery Performance Model with Environmental Information

Principal Investigator: Christofer Boggs
Collaborating Investigator: Keith Bigelow

The goal of this project is to improve the assessment of the swordfish resource exploited by Hawaii longline fishermen by incorporating and evaluating environmental influences affecting the availability and catchability of the resource. Initial goals of the project are to:

  • Examine and quantify environmental features, especially sea surface temperature (SST) fronts, that are expected to be important to the dynamics of swordfish distribution and gear vulnerability.
  • Improve interpretation of swordfish catch-per-unit-effort (CPUE) data used by the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council in evaluating management alternatives for the domestic longline fishery

Project findings published in Fisheries Oceanography (1999). PDF file available
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Principal Investigator:
Christofer Boggs
National Marine Fisheries Service
Honolulu Laboratory
2570 Dole Street, Rm. 212
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822-2396
Phone (808) 983-5370
FAX (808) 983-2902
Keith Bigelow
Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC)
Oceanic Fisheries Programme
B.P. D5
98858 Noumea Cedex
Phone 687-260192
FAX 687-263818

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