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NMFS California/Oregon Drift Gillnet Observer Program

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Observed Catch - 1999/2000 Fishing Season

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May 1, 1999, through January 31, 2000

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This table summarizes the total catch and final disposition, by species, of all fish, marine mammals,

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sea turtles, and seabirds observed caught in the California/Oregon drift gillnet fishery during the

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1999/2000 fishing season. Data were collected at sea by contract observers, and represent

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a total of 528 sets. Approximate total fishing effort for the season is 2,401 sets.

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TotalNumberNumber ReturnedNumberCatch per

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SpeciesCaughtKeptAliveDeadUnknownDamaged100 Sets

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Swordfish107010601095202.7

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Striped Marlin12122.3

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Blue Marlin440.8

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Albacore2903211113779763549.8

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Bluefin Tuna208189194739.4

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Skipjack Tuna2620654.9

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Yellowfin Tuna43120.8

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Common Thresher Shark14614411727.7

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Bigeye Thresher Shark10911.9

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Shortfin Mako Shark37435888270.8

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Blue Shark255921131137947100484.7

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Megamouth Shark110.2

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Pacific Angel Shark110.2

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Prickly Shark110.2

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Salmon Shark6185311.6

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Soupfin Shark110.2

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Spiny Dogfish220.4

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Bullet Mackerel4583778.5

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Common Mola17395116691362329.4

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Jack Mackerel2110.4

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Louvar6143183211.6

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Northern Anchovy110.2

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Opah2892703163954.7

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Other Identified Fish2210.4

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Pacific Bonito97111.7

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Pacific Electric Ray5320.9

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Pacific Hake1110.2

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Pacific Mackerel19211613.6

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Pacific Pomfret10683221920.1

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Pacific Sardine110.2

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Pelagic Stingray4233818.0

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Remora6151.1

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Round Stingray330.6

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Unidentified Fish4440.8

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Unidentified Mackerel676712.7

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Unidentified Ray110.2

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Unidentified Skate110.2

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Short-Beaked Common Dolphin34346.4

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Long-Beaked Common Dolphin110.2

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Unidentified Common Dolphin220.4

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Northern Right Whale Dolphin330.6

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Pacific White-sided Dolphin110.2

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Fin Whale110.2

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Humpback Whale110.2

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Minke Whale110.2

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California Sea Lion881.5

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Northern Elephant Seal330.6

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Green Sea Turtle110.2

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Leatherback Sea Turtle220.4

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Olive Ridley Sea Turtle110.2