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Listening Along Longlines for False Killer Whales

By Ali Bayless  A scientific paper was recently published by Fisheries Research that describes an investigation of the sounds made by false killer whales near longline fishing gear and how these sounds relate to fishing activity and depredation. Depredation is … Continue reading

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How much does a longline fishing trip cost?

Since 2004, the PIFSC Socioeconomics Program – in collaboration with the NOAA Observer Program managed by the Pacific Islands Regional Office (PIRO) – has maintained an ongoing trip-level economic data collection program for Hawaii longline fisheries. The establishment of this … Continue reading

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Considering catch share management for the Hawaii longline fishery

The Hawaii longline fleet is currently subject to catch quotas for bigeye tuna assigned by two regional fisheries management organizations (RFMOs). One quota is assigned by the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC), for bigeye tuna caught in the … Continue reading

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Economic and social science engagement at Pier 38 – An ear to the ground

Economic researcher Kolter Kalberg (JIMAR) and Social Science researcher Dawn Kotowicz (JIMAR) visit the Honolulu Fish Auction weekly. They check in with fish dealers, auction staff, and longline fishermen during their early mornings at Pier 38. They check to see … Continue reading

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PIFSC researchers publish paper on social and economic effects of the first extended closure of Hawaii Longline Fishing Fleet

by Dawn Kotowicz “Hawai’i expected to have less local ‘ahi at year end” – Honolulu Star-Advertiser headline, 10/7/10 Fisheries closures affect more than just fishermen. It is important for researchers and managers to take into account impacts of their decisions … Continue reading

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When, where, and what to fish? Cooperative information sharing and fishing behavior in Hawaii’s longline fishery

By Michele Barnes-Mauthe and Kolter Kalberg Human behavior is profoundly affected by social interactions. In pelagic fisheries, individual fishers operate in a highly complex and dynamic environment and are faced with a high level of uncertainty on a daily basis. … Continue reading

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