The Hawaii Longline Association (HLA) was established in 2000 to advance the interests of the fishermen and related industries involved in the Hawaii longline fisheries (deep-set targeting bigeye tuna; shallow-set targeting swordfish).
HLA provides a voice for Hawaii longline fishermen in the conservation and management of their fisheries, which are among the most important of the United States.
HLA supports science-based conservation and management measures and advocates on the behalf of its members within both domestic and international management settings.
HLA also coordinates cooperative research activities within the Hawaii longline fleet.
HLA is governed by a Board of Directors. Eric Kingma, PhD, serves as HLA Executive Director.