HDAR longline data are believed to be relatively complete through 1978 (Pooley, 1993b).
Commercial catch reports to HDAR do not distinguish between different types of troll fishing (i.
Ika-shibi or paluahi were not distinguished as separate fishing methods in HDAR statistics
Annual commercial handline landings reported to HDAR increased from 45 t to almost 1,000 t between 1970 and 198 1.
Bigeye tuna are an important component of the handline catch (Yuen, 1979) that is not reflected in HDAR statistics.
Longline CPUE was calculated from a combination of data sources including published literature, HDAR data summaries, and NMFS market sample estimates.
HDAR longline data after 1978 are believed to represent only a fraction (ca.
The HDAR began reducing the backlog of landings reports and completed the WPACFIN-funded "Hawaii fisheries statistics system design study" (1984).
The American Samoa DMWR, CNMI DFW, and Guam DOC offices followed the WPACFIN standard almost exclusively in their expansion efforts, but the Guam DAWR office chose to use the Apple Macintosh system and the HDAR office expanded in several directions simultaneously: into direct use of the IBM mainframe, a newly installed State WANGNET minicomputer system, and into increased use of both Macintosh and IBM-compatible microcomputers.