AMERICAN SAMOA
Logbook Catch and Effort for 2001
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EFFORT
Number of Vessels 66
Number of Sets 4,801
1000 Hooks Set 5,795
Number of Lightsticks 949
CATCH INFORMATION
Species Number Caught Number Kept Number Released Number Caught per 1000 Hooks
BILLFISH
Black marlin 150 56 94 0.03
Blue marlin 1,478 436 1,042 0.26
Striped marlin 377 119 258 0.07
Sailfish 185 58 127 0.03
Spearfish 176 40 136 0.03
Swordfish 228 165 63 0.04
TOTAL BILLFISH 2,594 874 1,720 0.45
SHARKS
Blue shark 2,335 22 2,313 0.40
Shortfin mako shark 345 8 337 0.06
Thresher shark 374 2 372 0.06
White tip oceanic shark 503 2 501 0.09
Sharks (unknown) 133 8 125 0.02
TOTAL SHARKS 3,690 42 3,648 0.64
TUNA
Albacore tuna 187,141 186,724 417 32.29
Bigeye tuna 5,351 4,037 1,314 0.92
Bluefin tuna 16 4 12 0.00
Skipjack tuna 13,026 8,550 4,476 2.25
Yellowfin tuna 9,391 7,722 1,669 1.62
TOTAL TUNA 214,925 207,037 7,888 37.08
OTHER PELAGICS
Mahimahi 4,813 3,970 843 0.83
Moonfish 489 199 290 0.08
Oilfish 1,080 72 1,008 0.19
Pomfret 478 349 129 0.08
Wahoo 4,208 3,741 467 0.73
TOTAL OTHER PELAGICS 11,068 8,331 2,737 1.91
NON-PMUS
Pelagic fishes (unknown) 198 24 174 0.03
TOTAL NON-PMUS 198 24 174 0.03
TOTAL ALL SPECIES 232,475 216,308 16,167 40.11
(Last Updated 05/10/2016)