HLA vessels participate in a wide range of cooperative research activities including satellite vessel monitoring, sea turtle, seabird, and false killer whale mitigation, target and non-target species tagging, longline gear modifications, time-area catch monitoring, .
Current projects include:
Seabird tori line development and minimum standards
Shark tagging to better estimate post-release survivability
Shallow-set sea turtle avoidance program
Electronic video monitoring and machine learning development