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The Odd Story Of How A NOAA Scientist Calculated A Giant Marlin’s Age NOAA

The Odd Story Of How A NOAA Scientist Calculated A Giant Marlin’s Age

A tiny ear structure that weighs less than a grain of rice held the secret to a 1,200-pound fish’s age.

How Wespac Is Twisting Words To Allow More Fishing Courtesy: Wespac

How Wespac Is Twisting Words To Allow More Fishing

Responding to a lawsuit and presidential proclamation, the Pacific fishery council is reconsidering what “non-commercial fishing” and “cultural fishing” should mean.

Why The Fishing Industry Wants More Say On Papahanaumokuakea NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration

Why The Fishing Industry Wants More Say On Papahanaumokuakea

As federal officials sift through public comments on national monuments, supporters of Hawaii commercial fishermen say they merit special consideration.

535 Scientists Want Trump To Leave Hawaii’s Marine Monument Alone Cory Lum/Civil Beat

535 Scientists Want Trump To Leave Hawaii’s Marine Monument Alone

The group signed a letter emphasizing how protected reserves help the economy and biodiversity.

Trump’s Review Of National Monuments Panned In Public Comments James Watt

Trump’s Review Of National Monuments Panned In Public Comments

The government is accepting input on the reconsideration of protections at 29 monuments, including Papahanaumokuakea.

The Fight Over Papahanaumokuakea Just Escalated Courtesy: Wespac

The Fight Over Papahanaumokuakea Just Escalated

It’s not just Wespac that’s lobbying President Trump to undo marine monument protections in the Pacific.

Year Of The Tuna: A Quota Showdown Looms In 2017 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Year Of The Tuna: A Quota Showdown Looms In 2017

Like many other countries, the U.S. longline fleet based almost entirely in Honolulu wants to catch more fish.

AP: Fishermen Exploited In Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

AP: Fishermen Exploited In Hawaii

An Associated Press investigation found that most fishermen on commercial vessels that dock at Hawaii piers are undocumented, poorly paid foreign workers.
War Of Words Escalates As Monument Decision Nears Courtesy: Expand PNMN

War Of Words Escalates As Monument Decision Nears

Supporters of expanding Papahanaumokuakea unveil an ad countering one by opponents of the proposal for the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.
The Limit’s No Limit: US Tuna Fleet Shells Out Cash To Keep Fishing Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Limit’s No Limit: US Tuna Fleet Shells Out Cash To Keep Fishing

Since hitting their bigeye quota in August, Hawaii longliners have made three deals to pay other territories for some of their unused quotas.
Hawaii Rejects Demand For Aquarium Fishing Moratorium Courtesy: Randy Chiu/Flickr

Hawaii Rejects Demand For Aquarium Fishing Moratorium

The Department of Land and Natural Resources says this won't help distressed coral reefs, but other measures might. A management plan is in the works.
‘Pirate Fishing’ Bill Headed to Obama’s Desk Cory Lum/Civil Beat

‘Pirate Fishing’ Bill Headed to Obama’s Desk

Hawaii Sen. Brian Schatz says legislation will help put an end to illegal fishing practices.