AMERICAN SAMOA
Logbook Catch and Effort for 1999
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EFFORT
Number of Vessels 22
Number of Sets 2,110
1000 Hooks Set 915
Number of Lightsticks 408
CATCH INFORMATION
Species Number Caught Number Kept Number Finned Number Caught per 1000 Hooks
BILLFISH
Black marlin 121 116 0 0.13
Blue marlin 298 284 0 0.33
Striped marlin 99 39 0 0.11
Sailfish 32 13 0 0.04
Spearfish 55 15 0 0.06
Swordfish 36 32 0 0.04
TOTAL BILLFISH 641 499 0 0.70
SHARKS
Blue shark 230 208 202 0.25
Shortfin mako shark 39 29 12 0.04
Thresher shark 1 0 0 0.00
Sharks (unknown) 240 236 230 0.26
TOTAL SHARKS 510 473 444 0.56
TUNA
Albacore tuna 15,654 15,488 0 17.10
Bigeye tuna 538 529 0 0.59
Bluefin tuna 2 2 0 0.00
Skipjack tuna 4,384 4,374 0 4.79
Yellowfin tuna 4,374 4,067 0 4.78
TOTAL TUNA 24,952 24,460 0 27.26
OTHER PELAGICS
Mahimahi 1,313 1,313 0 1.43
Moonfish 70 62 0 0.08
Oilfish 240 9 0 0.26
Pomfret 71 35 0 0.08
Wahoo 1,539 1,518 0 1.68
TOTAL OTHER PELAGICS 3,233 2,937 0 3.53
NON-PMUS
Pelagic fishes (unknown) 204 161 0 0.22
TOTAL NON-PMUS 204 161 0 0.22
TOTAL ALL SPECIES 29,540 28,530 444 32.27
(Last Updated 05/10/2016)