AMERICAN SAMOA
Logbook Catch and Effort for 2000
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EFFORT
Number of Vessels 35
Number of Sets 2,814
1000 Hooks Set 1,334
Number of Lightsticks 465
CATCH INFORMATION
Species Number Caught Number Kept Number Finned Number Caught per 1000 Hooks
BILLFISH
Black marlin 140 105 0 0.10
Blue marlin 454 303 0 0.34
Striped marlin 267 45 0 0.20
Sailfish 49 21 0 0.04
Spearfish 65 7 0 0.05
Swordfish 22 21 0 0.02
TOTAL BILLFISH 997 502 0 0.75
SHARKS
Blue shark 399 73 69 0.30
Shortfin mako shark 14 1 1 0.01
Thresher shark 18 0 0 0.01
Sharks (unknown) 66 37 36 0.05
TOTAL SHARKS 497 111 106 0.37
TUNA
Albacore tuna 32,218 32,143 0 24.14
Bigeye tuna 947 836 0 0.71
Bluefin tuna 16 0 0 0.01
Skipjack tuna 2,463 2,321 0 1.85
Yellowfin tuna 6,061 6,018 0 4.54
TOTAL TUNA 41,705 41,318 0 31.25
OTHER PELAGICS
Mahimahi 1,325 1,272 0 0.99
Moonfish 153 76 0 0.11
Oilfish 88 4 0 0.07
Pomfret 96 35 0 0.07
Wahoo 1,463 1,418 0 1.10
TOTAL OTHER PELAGICS 3,125 2,805 0 2.34
NON-PMUS
Pelagic fishes (unknown) 57 53 0 0.04
TOTAL NON-PMUS 57 53 0 0.04
TOTAL ALL SPECIES 46,381 44,789 106 34.75
(Last Updated 05/10/2016)