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PIFSC report on the American Samoa longline fishery, year 2013
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    "During 2013, the American Samoa longline fishery continued to experience very challenging conditions with respect to declining catch of its primary target species, albacore tuna. This was also the case for most other marketable species. However, increasing catches of species, such as mahimahi, wahoo and yellowfin tuna, may indicate the beginning of an adaptation of this fishery to target species that fetch better prices in local fresh fish markets than at the cannery in Pago Pago, where albacore are landed. A summary of the fishery's catch and effort statistics for calendar year 2013, based on date of haul, is provided in Table 1"--Page 1. [doi:10.7289/V57H1GJS (]
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