The estimation of detection functions for the HICEAS in 2002 incorporated sightings made throughout the eastern Pacific during SWFSC surveys conducted from 1986 through 2002, but the sighting pool for the analysis of the 2010 data was restricted to sightings made in the central Pacific (defined here as the area of the eastern Pacific north of 5[degrees]S, south of 40[degrees]N, west of 120[degrees]W, and east of 175[degrees]E) during SWFSC and PIFSC
surveys from 1986 through 2010.
(52) For more information about FEAT, contact Stewart Allen, PIFSC
, 2570 Dole St., Honolulu, HI 96822.
In comparison, the Southwest Fisheries Science Center (SWFSC) and Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC
) have estimated sea turtle bycatch in the U.S.
To address the need for a nonextractive, fishery-independent method for monitoring Hawaiian bottomfish stocks, a baited stereo-video camera system (BotCam) has been developed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC
) in collaboration with the Hawai'i Undersea Research Laboratory.
We'd like to acknowledge the contributions of the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC
) staff, J.
The authors would like to thank the Captain of the FV Sea Pearl and Captain Greg O'Neill of the FV Carol Ann, Don Hawn (University of Hawaii), who deployed the tag on the opah, Evan Howell (PIFSC
) for analyses of the opah data, Andrij Horodysky (VIMS), who provided a critical review of the manuscript, Melinda Braun (Wild life Computers), who suggested the predation hypothesis to explain the opah data, and Lissa Werbos (Microwave Telemetry, Inc.), who independently suggested the scavenging hypothesis for the WM1 data.