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Coho salmon.Coho salmon.Photo taken by: Carl Safina

Some problems exist with this species' status or catch methods, or information is insufficient for evaluating. Sickle Pomfret – U.S. Hawaii

Sickle Pomfret are found in tropical waters throughout the Pacific and Indian Oceans but little information on their life history or abundance is available. The information that does exist, suggests Sickle Pomfret grow quickly during the first year of life and live for 8 years.

While not targeted specifically, Sickle Pomfret are caught in pelagic longline and hook and line fisheries, particularly in Hawaiian waters. Both of these fishing gears cause little damage to bottom habitat but pelagic longline gear can accidentally catch sea turtles and injure marine mammals.

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