Despite Record Number of Hooks, Bigeye Tunas Elude Hawai‘i Fishers

posted in: December 2018 | 0

Where are the bigeye?

According to recent reports from the fishing front, that question has been uppermost in the minds of the captains and crew of Hawai‘i longline vessels for most of this year.

From January 1 to June 30, longliners took a record number of trips for that period and set a record number of hooks – more than 29 million. What’s more, they substantially increased their effort inside the U.S. exclusive economic zone around the Main Hawaiian Islands (MHI); in 2017, they set 3.7 million hooks in that area for the first six months of . . .

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