AMERICAN SAMOA
Logbook Catch and Effort for 2002
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EFFORT
Number of Vessels 59
Number of Trips 1,576
Number of Sets 6,872
1000 Hooks Set 13,095
Number of Lightsticks 3,774
CATCH INFORMATION
Species Number Caught Number Kept Number Released Number Caught per 1000 Hooks
BILLFISH
Black marlin 59 10 49 0.00
Blue marlin 3,744 420 3,324 0.29
Striped marlin 428 58 370 0.03
Sailfish 353 82 271 0.03
Spearfish 288 74 214 0.02
Swordfish 522 302 220 0.04
TOTAL BILLFISH 5,394 946 4,448 0.41
SHARKS
Blue shark 7,883 37 7,846 0.60
Shortfin mako shark 265 2 263 0.02
Thresher shark 433 5 428 0.03
White tip oceanic shark 1,610 29 1,581 0.12
Sharks (unknown) 348 7 341 0.03
TOTAL SHARKS 10,539 80 10,459 0.80
TUNA
Albacore tuna 333,595 332,814 781 25.47
Bigeye tuna 11,749 9,151 2,598 0.90
Bluefin tuna 62 24 38 0.00
Skipjack tuna 64,400 45,405 18,995 4.92
Yellowfin tuna 19,499 17,310 2,189 1.49
TOTAL TUNA 429,305 404,704 24,601 32.78
OTHER PELAGICS
Mahimahi 9,181 5,643 3,538 0.70
Moonfish 915 184 731 0.07
Oilfish 6,350 62 6,288 0.48
Pomfret 1,063 272 791 0.08
Wahoo 13,948 11,644 2,304 1.07
TOTAL OTHER PELAGICS 31,457 17,805 13,652 2.40
NON-PMUS
Pelagic fishes (unknown) 2,789 34 2,755 0.21
TOTAL NON-PMUS 2,789 34 2,755 0.21
TOTAL ALL SPECIES 479,484 423,569 55,915 36.61
(Last Updated 05/10/2016)