Fishermen Resources

Compliance Guides

Compliance Guides and Regulation Summaries at National Marine Fisheries Service Pacific Islands Regional Office

Go Fish! with Mike Buck

header_logoThe Council sponsors a weekly segment with Mike Buck on his “Go Fish!” Radio Talk Show, on AM 690.  The show airs on Saturdays at 4:00 p.m. with a replay on Sundays at 7:00 a.m.  Mike discusses all things fishing, including issues, fisheries management and science, and fishermen views.  For recent segments sponsored by the Council, click here.

January 12 Show:
Senate Bill 1520 as Enrolled by the House and sent to the President for signature (Click here)

Main Hawaiian Islands Bottomfish


2018-2019 Fishing Season (September 1, 2018 – August 31, 2019)

2018-19 Annual Catch Limit: 492,000 lbs (Council recommendation, FR to be published)
Total Landings to date: 170,039 lbs (34.6% of ACL)

Summary Landings to Date (As of July 30, 2019)

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2017-2018 Fishing Season (September 1, 2017 – August 31, 2018)

2015-16 Annual Catch Limit: 306,000 lbs
Total Landings to date: 230,912 lbs (75.5% of ACL)

Summary Landings to Date (As of October 1, 2018)

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2016-2017 Fishing Season (September 1, 2016 – August 31, 2017)

*Note: The 2016-2017 fishing season has ended as of August 31, 2017, though because of data processing and availability, the following may be updated as data is provided.

2016-17 Annual Catch Limit: 318,000 lbs
Total Landings to date: 234,299 lbs (73.7% of ACL)

Summary Landings to Date (As of September 15, 2017)

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Comparison of MHI Deep-7 Bottomfish Landings 2007-2018

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Bottomfish News: Volume 17-August 2014

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Fishery Science Information

Find scientific information on the region’s fisheries at:
NMFS Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
Pelagics Fisheries Research Program (PFRP)
Hawaii Seafood Council
Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (PacIOOS)

For more information on Fish Aggregation Devices:
Hawaii FADs
SPC Manual on FADs
SPC FAD Manual Volume II

State/Regional Regulations

National Marine Fisheries Service