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Species is relatively abundant, and fishing methods cause little damage to habitat and other wildlife.
Jobfish, Green

The Green Jobfish is a shallow-water snapper found throughout the western Pacific and Indian Ocean, often found on coral reefs. They have moderate growth rates, and are typically caught with hook-and-line gear, which causes minimal habitat damage and results in moderate levels of bycatch.

The largest numbers of Green Jobfish are caught in the Hawaiian bottomfish fishery, which is managed by the Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (WPFMC) through gear and area restrictions.

While the Hawaiian population is considered to have a healthy abundance, the main Hawaiian Islands fishing region is overfished. In other regions, management effectiveness varies and the abundance of Green Jobfish is unknown.

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