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Lobster Logbook

Metadata Updated: March 16, 2024

The NWHI lobster trap fishery, which commenced in the mid-1970s, is a multispecies fishery and primarily targets the Hawaiian spiny lobster (Panuliris marginatus) and the common slipper lobster (Scyllarides squammosus). The ridgeback slipper lobster (S. haani) became a target species later in the fishery as the live market opened up. The green spiny lobster (P. penicillatus) and the chinese slipper lobster (Parribacus antarcticus) were incidental catches made in very low abundances. Fishery statistics during the early developmental phase of the fishery (1976-82), prior to the establishment of the Crustaceans FMP, are scant. Also, despite significant changes in trap configuration during the 1980s, information identifying the type of trap fished is not available. Octopus were one of the incidental catch species that were retained by some vessels.

The fishery started out as a frozen tail fishery. Towards the end of the fishery the vessels were returning with live spiny and slipper lobsters. Majority of the live lobsters were destined for non-US markets. The frozen tails were marketed world wide.

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Metadata Date February 29, 2024
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date March 16, 2024
Reference Date(s) (publication)
Frequency Of Update asNeeded

Metadata Source

Harvested from NMFS PIFSC

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date February 29, 2024
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date March 16, 2024
Reference Date(s) (publication)
Responsible Party (Point of Contact, Custodian)
Contact Email
Guid gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:1773
Access Constraints Cite As: Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, [Date of Access]: Lobster Logbook [Data Date Range],, Access Constraints: Requires signing a PIFSC non-disclosure statement for fisheries confidential data.
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update asNeeded
Harvest Object Id aac787a7-20d2-4a0f-bee2-7028083a8edb
Harvest Source Id c0beac72-5f43-4455-8c33-1b345fbc2dfe
Harvest Source Title NMFS PIFSC
Licence NOAA provides no warranty, nor accepts any liability occurring from any incomplete, incorrect, or misleading data, or from any incorrect, incomplete, or misleading use of the data. It is the responsibility of the user to determine whether or not the data is suitable for the intended purpose.
Lineage Data was collected in the field by permitted fishermen on PIFSC Federal Logbook data collection forms, and data entry was conducted at PIFSC to create ASCII fixed record length flat files. Flat files were loaded into an ORACLE database.
Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1980-06-19
Temporal Extent End 1999-09-03

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