Values correspond to cumulative number of angler trips
Description of time series:
Between 2016 and 2020, recreational fishing effort in the Hawaiʻi-Pacific Islands is around historic levels and shows a significant upward trend.
Description of gauge:
The gauge value of 72 indicates that the recreational fishing effort between 2016 and 2020 for Hawaiʻi and the Pacific Islands was higher than 72% of the recreational fishing effort values between 2003 and 2020
Extreme Gauge values:
A value of zero on the gauge means that the average effort or harvest over the last 5 years of data was below any annual value up until that point, while a value of 100 would indicate the average value over that same period was above any annual value up until that point.
Indicator Source Information
Recreational harvest and effort data pulled from National Summary Query. Units of data are in Effort in Angler Trips and Harvest in numbers of fish.The data from these queries is used by state, regional and federal fisheries scientists and managers to maintain healthy and sustainable fish stocks.
Data Background and Caveats:
To properly interpret this information, it is important to consider the following key points:
- When comparing harvest estimates across an extended time series, note differences in sampling coverage through the years. Some estimates may not be comparable over long time series.
- Changes may occur between preliminary and final estimates and year to year, meaning that the data may change when updated. Please review the Limitations and other sections on the Using the Data page from the source for more information.