Mahimahi – U.S. Hawaii, Longline, Pole and Troll
Mahimahi produce many eggs, grow quickly, and reach sexual maturity at a young age, making them resilient to fishing pressure. No formal population assessments have been completed in any region, so their current population sizes are not known.
Pole-and-line and troll fishing methods typically result in low levels of bycatch, but in the Hawaii fishery there are concerns about targeted catches of tuna species that are depleted or experiencing overfishing. The longline fisheries have bycatch of sea turtles, marine mammals, seabirds, and sharks, but management measures are in place to reduce bycatch of these vulnerable species.