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  • December 31, 2013
    Mahalo to everyone who contributed and participated in the Oʻio tagging project over the years! Between 2008 and 2013, 1660 fish were tagged and 7 were recaptured in 2013. Our volunteers have increased to 590 fishermen and we are still growing on a weekly basis. We have been receiving more tagging reports from Molokai, Lanai and Maui as well. More...
  • December 31, 2013
    Approximately 150-200 Hawaiian monk seals inhabit the main Hawaiian Islands, and monk seals have been documented inter-acting with several fisheries, including set nets, traps, spearfishing, and shoreline fishing. Approximately 10 seals become accidentally hooked by shore-fishing gear every year in Hawaii. More...
  • December 28, 2012
    Although the precise number of monk seals in the main Hawaiian Islands is unknown, 152 individual seals were identified in 2011. The count did not include seals at Niihau, so the actual population size within the main islands is probably around 200 individuals. Each year some of them are accidentally hooked by shorefishing gear. More...
  • December 28, 2012
    Since starting in 2010 with support from a NOAA Saltonstall-Kennedy grant, in just 16 months the Pacific Islands Fisheries Group (PIFG) Oʻio Tagging Project Team has successfully reached their goal of tagging 3000 oʻio. The approach used in this project has not likely been used before for oʻio or bonefish and is unheard of in the fisheries research community. More...
  • December 28, 2012
    The Oʻio Tagging Project of the Hawaii Cooperative Fishery Research Unit, University of Hawaii, began in 2003 with the following objectives: More...