| Swordfish logbook newsletter 1990 - :9150 | National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)
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Swordfish logbook newsletter 1990
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    "The mandatory swordfish logbook program was initiated October 1986. Tens of thousands of logbook forms have been received and processed by NMFS, Southeast Fisheries Center. This newsletter is designed to explain how the data are being used, and to provide some results and summaries of these data. Topics included in this first newsletter are: (1) A description of the process involved in handling the logbook forms; (2) summaries for the 1987 and 1988 data of (a) numbers of swordfish, tunas and billfish caught by area with associated effort in hooks fished; and (b) quarterly and yearly breakdown of reported numbers of swordfish and yellowfin tuna caught, reported effort and catch-rates by area; (3) preliminary summaries of the 1989 data; (4) maps of reported fishing locations for 1987, 1988 and 1989; (5) discussion of the revisions to the 1991 logbook forms; and (6) names of people to contact for further information"--Page 1, paragraph 1.

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