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Summary of 2013 and 2015 Main Hawai'ian Islands bottomfish research coordination workshops
  • Published Date:
    2016
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  • DOI:
    doi:10.7289/V5/AR-PIFSC-H-16-04
  • Corporate Authors:
    Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (U.S.)
  • Description:
    "There are many organizations and individuals that conduct research on bottomfish in the Main Hawai'ian Islands (MHI), including the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC) which is responsible for conducting the fishery stock assessments to inform fishery management. Bottomfish make up a culturally and economically important fishery in the MHI. As such, they are the topic of many research efforts. Over the years, PIFSC has held several workshops to interact and collaborate with the broader bottomfish research community. Earlier workshops held to discuss bottomfish research include: the January 2004 Bottomfish Stock Assessment Workshop, the September 2006 Workshop to Evaluate Fishery-independent Approaches for Assessment of Hawai'i Bottomfish Resources, the August 2008 Bottomfish CPUE Standardization Workshop (Moffitt et al., 2011), and the September 2009 Deep Slope Bottomfish Ecosystem and Monitoring Workshop. A common goal among all these workshops was to coordinate and improve the research and analyses used to inform and support bottomfish stock assessments. This report summarizes the research, discussions, and priorities from two additional bottomfish research workshops held in 2013 and 2015. Anyone conducting, participating in, or contributing to research on bottomfish in the MHI was invited. The focus species were the Deep 7 bottomfish in the MHI: Opakapaka Pristipomoides filamentosus, Opakapaka Pristipomoides filamentosus, Kalekale P. sieboldii, Gindai P. zonatus, Onaga Etelis coruscans, Ehu E. marshi, currently being revised from E. carbunculus (Andrews et al., 2014), Lehi Aphareus rutilans, and Hapu'upu'upu Hyporthodus quernus. Workshop participants came from state and federal agencies, universities, non-profit organizations, and industry. This report serves as a basic guide to MHI bottomfish research because these two workshops covered all major research topics, although not every single project was covered due to logistical and time limitations. This report first provides a list of future research priorities that are the result of voting in 2015 by many in the bottomfish research community, followed by a general overview of the research currently being conducted on bottomfish in the MHI, the persons involved in this research, and the types of discussion topics of interest to the research community in 2013 and 2015. This report may be of interest to those who want to learn about the breadth and state of MHI bottomfish science, especially in the context of how it informs management of this fishery"--Introduction. [doi:10.7289/V5/AR-PIFSC-H-16-04 (http://dx.doi.org/10.7289/V5/AR-PIFSC-H-16-04)]

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