The Deep 7 bottomfish complex is composed of six snapper species and one grouper species:. Learn about sustainable seafood in the Pacific Islands. They are often associated with hard, rocky seafloor habitats with lots of nooks and crannies.
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Have you ever wondered why bottomfish are important or what it's like to fish for them? Bottomfish are found in such deep waters that it takes special skills and techniques to catch them. The "Deep 7" are the most culturally important and highly-valued of these deep-water species.
These cameras are used to observe, count, and measure Deep-7 bottomfish at locations around the main Hawaiian Islands. They will spend their days on small boats deploying their cameras to depths where bottomfish live—between —1, feet. Each camera sits on the seafloor for 15 minutes before the researchers recover it and deploy it in a new location. Nothing is left on the bottom.
NOAA officials enlisted the help of local fishermen with the Pacific Islands Fisheries Group and the state to conduct the three-year study. Fisherman from the Pacific Islands Fisheries Group with a gindai or Brigham's snapper as part of the bottomfish fisher-independent survey. Credit Pacific Islands Fisheries Group.
Annual catch limit oflb implemented for Deep 7 bottomfish in the main Hawaiian islands. Hawaii is the only U. It is the northernmost island group in Polynesia, occupying most of an archipelago in the central Pacific Ocean.
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How can we collect better data to continue to improve the science used for management? The stock assessment process requires reliable sources of data on catch, fishing effort, biology, and abundance. In an effort to continually improve the data going into stock assessments, we began developing the BFISH survey in
We want to do our part to make sure these fish are never over-fished, but survive and thrive as a sustainable Hawaiian fishery into the future. In September, we launched an independent survey to count and measure bottomfish by working with local fishermen and using new underwater camera technology. Knowing more about these mysterious deep dwellers, we can continue to improve the science used for management and help support sustainable fishing practices.