Because longline fishermen can continue to fish, will it mean ahi prices will go down?
How Seafood is Caught: Longlining
Protect Hawaiian Turtles
The Hawaii longline fishery is managed under Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council’s (WPRFMC's)Pelagics Fisheries Ecosystem Plan. Through this plan, the WPRFMC has introduced logbooks, observers, vessel monitoring systems, fishing gear modifications and spatial management for the Hawaii longline fishery. Until relatively recently, the main driver for management of the Hawaii longline fishery has been bycatch and not fishery resources.
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