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2015-2018 Annual Catch Limits

National Standard 1 guidance allows for a multi-year specification of ACLs to minimize administrative burden on the Council and to provide stability in the fisheries. With this in mind, the Council recommended ACLs for its coral reef ecosystem complex, crustacean complex, and precious corals complex species for 2015-2018 at its 159th meeting. The Council also made recommendations for the territorial bottomfish ACLs at its 161st and 164th meeting for 2015, 2016 and 2017; and recommended ACLs for the Main Hawaiian Islands Deep 7 Bottomfish for fishing years 2015-2018 at the 163rd meeting.  The ACLs (expressed in pounds) are summarized in the table shown below:

Management Unit Species 2015 ACL 2016 ACL 2017 ACL 2018 ACL
American Samoa
Bottomfish 101,000 106,000 106,000 TBD
Coral Reef Species Complex
Selar crumenophthalmus – atule or bigeye scad 37,400 37,400 37,400 37,400
Acanthuridae – surgeonfish 129,400 129,400 129,400 129,400
Carangidae – jacks 19,900 19,900 19,900 19,900
Crustaceans – crabs 4,300 4,300 4,300 4,300
Holocentridae – squirrelfish 15,100 15,100 15,100 15,100
Kyphosidae – chubs/rudderfish 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000
Labridae – wrasses1 16,200 16,200 16,200 16,200
Lethrinidae – emperors 19,600 19,600 19,600 19,600
Lutjanidae – snappers 63,100 63,100 63,100 63,100
Mullidae – goatfish 11,900 11,900 11,900 11,900
Mugilidae – mullets 4,600 4,600 4,600 4,600
Mollusks – turbo snail; octopus; giant clams 18,400 18,400 18,400 18,400
Scaridae – parrotfish2 272,000 272,000 272,000 272,000
Serranidae – groupers 25,300 25,300 25,300 25,300
Siganidae – rabbitfish 163 163 163 163
All Other CREMUS Combined

– Other CRE-finfish

– Other invertebrates

– Misc. bottomfish

– Misc. reef fish

– Misc. shallow bottomfish

18,400 18,400 18,400 18,400
Cheilinus undulatus – humphead (Napoleon) wrasse 1,743 1,743 1,743 1,743
Bolbometopon muricatum – bumphead parrotfish 235 235 235 235
Carcharhinidae – reef sharks 1,615 1,615 1,615 1,615
Crustacean complex
Deepwater shrimp 80,000 80,000 80,000 80,000
Spiny lobsters 4,845 4,845 4,845 4,845
Slipper lobsters 30 30 30 30
Kona crab 3,200 3,200 3,200 3,200
Precious Coral complex
Black corals 790 790 790 790
Precious corals in the exploratory beds 2,205 2,205 2,205 2,205
1 Family Labridae does not include Cheilinus undulatus (humphead or Napoleon wrasse)

2 Family Scaridae does not include Bolbometopon muricatum (bumphead parrotfish)

3MSY is the OFL proxy

 

Guam
Bottomfish 66,800 66,000 66,000 TBD
Coral Reef Species Complex
Selar crumenophthalmus – atulai or bigeye scad 50,200 50,200 50,200 50,200
Acanthuridae – surgeonfish 97,600 97,600 97,600 97,600
Carangidae – jacks 29,300 29,300 29,300 29,300
Crustaceans – crabs 7,300 7,300 7,300 7,300
Holocentridae – squirrelfish 11,400 11,400 11,400 11,400
Kyphosidae – chubs/rudderfish 9,600 9,600 9,600 9,600
Labridae – wrasses1 25,200 25,200 25,200 25,200
Lethrinidae – emperors 53,000 53,000 53,000 53,000
Lutjanidae – snappers 18,000 18,000 18,000 18,000
Mollusks – turbo snail; octopus; giant clams 23,800 23,800 23,800 23,800
Mugilidae – mullets 17,900 17,900 17,900 17,900
Mullidae – goatfish 15,300 15,300 15,300 15,300
Scaridae – parrotfish2 71,600 71,600 71,600 71,600
Serranidae – groupers 22,500 22,500 22,500 22,500
Siganidae – rabbitfish 19,200 19,200 19,200 19,200
All Other CREMUS Combined

– Other CRE-finfish

– Other invertebrates

– Misc. bottomfish

– Misc. reef fish

– Misc. shallow bottomfish

185,000 185,000 185,000 185,000
Cheilinus undulatus – humphead (Napoleon) wrasse 1,960 1,960 1,960 1,960
Bolbometopon muricatum – bumphead parrotfish 797 (CNMI & GU combined) 797 (CNMI & GU combined) 797 (CNMI & GU combined) 797 (CNMI & GU combined)
Carcharhinidae – reef sharks 1,900 1,900 1,900 1,900
Crustacean complex
Deepwater shrimp 48,488 48,488 48,488 48,488
Spiny lobsters 3,135 3,135 3,135 3,135
Slipper lobsters 20 20 20 20
Kona crab 1,900 1,900 1,900 1,900
Precious coral complex
Black corals 700 700 700 700
Precious corals in the exploratory beds 2,205 2,205 2,205 2,205
1 Family Labridae does not include Cheilinus undulatus (humphead or Napoleon wrasse)

2 Family Scaridae does not include Bolbometopon muricatum (bumphead parrotfish)

3MSY is the OFL proxy

 

CNMI
Bottomfish 228,000 228,000 228,000 TBD
Coral Reef Species Complex
Selar crumenophthalmus – atulai or bigeye scad 77,400 77,400 77,400 77,400
Acanthuridae – surgeonfish 302,600 302,600 302,600 302,600
Carangidae – jacks 44,900 44,900 44,900 44,900
Crustacean – crabs 4,400 4,400 4,400 4,400
Holocentridae – squirrelfish 66,100 66,100 66,100 66,100
Kyphosidae – chubs/rudderfish 22,700 22,700 22,700 22,700
Labridae – wrasses1 55,100 55,100 55,100 55,100
Lethrinidae – emperors 53,700 53,700 53,700 53,700
Lutjanidae – snappers 190,400 190,400 190,400 190,400
Mollusks – turbo snail; octopus; giant clams 9,800 9,800 9,800 9,800
Mugilidae – mullets 4,500 4,500 4,500 4,500
Mullidae – goatfish 28,400 28,400 28,400 28,400
Scaridae – parrotfish2 144,000 144,000 144,000 144,000
Serranidae – groupers 86,900 86,900 86,900 86,900
Siganidae – rabbitfish 10,200 10,200 10,200 10,200
All Other CREMUS Combined

– Other CRE-finfish

– Other invertebrates

– Misc. bottomfish

– Misc. reef fish

– Misc. shallow bottomfish

7,300 7,300 7,300 7,300
Cheilinus undulatus – humphead (Napoleon) wrasse 2,009 2,009 2,009 2,009
Bolbometopon muricatum – bumphead parrotfish 797 (CNMI & GU combined) 797 (CNMI & GU combined) 797 (CNMI & GU combined) 797 (CNMI & GU combined)
Carcharhinidae – reef sharks 5,600 5,600 5,600 5,600
Crustacean complex
Deepwater shrimp 275,570 275,570 275,570 275,570
Spiny lobsters 7,410 7,410 7,410 7,410
Slipper lobsters 60 60 60 60
Kona crab 6,300 6,300 6,300 6,300
Precious coral complex
Black corals 2,100 2,100 2,100 2,100
Precious corals in the exploratory beds 2,205 2,205 2,205 2,205
1 Family Labridae does not include Cheilinus undulatus (humphead or Napoleon wrasse)

2 Family Scaridae does not include Bolbometopon muricatum (bumphead parrotfish)

3MSY is the OFL proxy

 

Hawaii
Coral Reef Species Complex
Selar crumenophthalmus – atule or bigeye scad 988,000 988,000 988,000 988,000
Decapterus macarellus – opelu or mackerel scad 438,000 438,000 438,000 438,000
Acanthuridae – surgeonfish 342,000 342,000 342,000 342,000
Carangidae – jacks1 161,200 161,200 161,200 161,200
Crustaceans – crabs 33,500 33,500 33,500 33,500
Holocentridae – squirrelfish 148,000 148,000 148,000 148,000
Kyphosidae – chubs/rudderfish 105,000 105,000 105,000 105,000
Labridae – wrasses 205,000 205,000 205,000 205,000
Lethrinidae – emperors 35,500 35,500 35,500 35,500
Lutjanidae – snappers2 330,300 330,300 330,300 330,300
Mollusks –octopus 35,700 35,700 35,700 35,700
Mugilidae – mullets 19,200 19,200 19,200 19,200
Mullidae – goatfish 165,000 165,000 165,000 165,000
Scaridae – parrotfish 239,000 239,000 239,000 239,000
Serranidae – groupers 128,400 128,400 128,400 128,400
All Other CREMUS Combined

– Other CRE-finfish

– Other invertebrates

485,000 485,000 485,000 485,000
Carcharhinidae – Reef sharks 9,310 9,310 9,310 9,310
Bottomfish Complexes
Main Hawaiian Island Deep 7 Bottomfish 326,000

(2015-2016)

318,000

(2016-2017)

306,000

(2017-2018)

TBD
Hawaii Non-Deep 7 Bottomfish 178,000 178,000 178,000 178,000
Crustacean complex
Deepwater shrimp 250,773 250,773 250,773 250,773
Spiny lobsters 15,010 15,010 15,010 15,010
Slipper lobsters 280 280 280 280
Kona crab 27,600 27,600 27,600 27,600
Precious coral complex
Black corals in Auau channel 5,512 5,512 5,512 5,512
Precious corals in the known beds
·         Makapuu
·         Pink 2,205 2,205 2,205 2,205
·         Bamboo 551 551 551 551
·         180 Fathom
·         Pink 489 489 489 489
·         Bamboo 123 123 123 123
·         Brooks Bed
·         Pink 979 979 979 979
·         Bamboo 245 245 245 245
·         Kaena Point
·         Pink 148 148 148 148
·         Bamboo 37 37 37 37
·         Keahole Point
·         Pink 148 148 148 148
·         Bamboo 37 37 37 37
·         Exploratory areas 2,205 2,205 2,205 2,205
Note: Bolbometopon muricatum (bumphead parrotfish) and Cheilinus undulatus (humphead or Napoleon wrasse) do not occur in Hawaii.

1 Carangidae includes the BMUS, kahala (Seriola dumerili).

2 Lutjanidae includes BMUS, taape (Lutjanus kasmira).

3MSY is the OFL proxy