Biology and Management of Deepwater Snappers of the Hawaiian Archipelago

Haight, Wayne R. and Kobayashi, Donald R. and Kawamoto, Kurt E. (1993) Biology and Management of Deepwater Snappers of the Hawaiian Archipelago. Marine Fisheries Review, 55(2), pp. 20-27.

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Abstract

Commercial and recreational deepwater (100-400 m) bottom-fishing in Hawaii targets a multispecies group of lutjanid snappers. Relatively little is known about the life history of these species. Research in Hawaii and elsewhere in the tropical Pacific suggests that most of the species are slow growing, long lived, and have a relatively high age at sexual maturity. Stock assessment is difficult because of the multispecies nature of the fishery. However, recent analysis of commercial fishery data indicates that some of the species may currently be overexploited. Research is underway to determine the efficacy of management measures such as minimum-size limit changes or seasonal and spatial fishery closures to maintain optimal spawning biomass.

Item Type: Article
Title: Biology and Management of Deepwater Snappers of the Hawaiian Archipelago
Personal Creator/Author:
CreatorsEmail
Haight, Wayne R.
Kobayashi, Donald R.
Kawamoto, Kurt E.
Refereed: Yes
Journal or Publication Title: Marine Fisheries Review
Volume: 55
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 20-27
Date: 1993
ISSN: 0090-1830
Issuing Agency: United States National Marine Fisheries Service
Subjects: Biology
Fisheries
Management
Item ID: 9870
Depositing User: Patti M. Marraro
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2012 20:40
Last Modified: 02 Jan 2014 19:35
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/9870

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