Injury determinations for cetaceans observed interacting with Hawaii and American Samoa longline fisheries during 2008-2012

Amanda L. Bradford & Karin A. Forney
Cetacean interactions (i.e., hookings and entanglements) with the Hawaii and American Samoa longline fisheries observed during 2008 - 2012 were compiled, and the number of cetacean deaths, serious injuries, and non-serious injuries by fishery, species, and management area were assessed. These values form the basis of the mortality and serious injury estimates included in the stock assessment reports of stocks impacted by these fisheries. Injury determinations were made using a revised process for distinguishing serious...
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