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At Sea, Merely Observing Can Be Risky Business Dissonante Media

At Sea, Merely Observing Can Be Risky Business

Observers assigned to help make sure Hawaii's fishing fleets follow the rules face the same dangers as fishing crews -- and sometimes dangers from those they observe.
Hawaii Tuna Fishery Reopens, But Judge Could Quickly Close It Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Hawaii Tuna Fishery Reopens, But Judge Could Quickly Close It

Feds approve a rule to let U.S. longliners exceed their limit on bigeye by reallocating a portion of the catch from elsewhere.
Council Laments Fishery’s Early Closure Allen Shimada/NMFS

Council Laments Fishery’s Early Closure

Wespac blames "arbitrary quotas" for hurting commercial fishing business.
The Mysterious Disappearance of an American Fisheries Observer Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Mysterious Disappearance of an American Fisheries Observer

Keith Davis was in an unusual and sometimes dangerous line of work, often spending weeks at sea to make sure fishermen abide by the rules.
Let’s Work Together to Find the Best Answers for Maunalua Bay Kim Ubert/Flickr

Let’s Work Together to Find the Best Answers for Maunalua Bay

We have not been kind to the bay, though it continues to be kind to us. Still, if Maunalua thrives, so do we.  
Commission Should Revisit Longline, Purse Seine Limits for Bigeye Tuna Flickr: Christopher Liang

Commission Should Revisit Longline, Purse Seine Limits for Bigeye Tuna

In the meantime, the National Marine Fisheries Service should not flout those limits with catch rules that are already the subject of a federal lawsuit.
Hawaii’s Hunger for Ahi: Panel Debates Fishing Limits for Bigeye Tuna Allen Shimada/NMFS

Hawaii’s Hunger for Ahi: Panel Debates Fishing Limits for Bigeye Tuna

An Earthjustice attorney, senior Wespac scientist and local businessman share their insights into the industry, current regulations and international impacts.
Ige Signs Rules to Create Community-Based Subsistence Fishing Area Larry Loos/Flickr

Ige Signs Rules to Create Community-Based Subsistence Fishing Area

The Hawaii governor had been under pressure for months to sign the rules, which were years in the making.
Hawaii Longline Bigeye Fishery Hits Limit, Forcing Early Closure Courtesy of NOAA

Hawaii Longline Bigeye Fishery Hits Limit, Forcing Early Closure

Feds shut down the Pacific fishery for the year after fleets catch 3,500 metric tons of tuna.
NOAA, DLNR and the Public Must Work Together to Heal Maunalua Bay Travis Thurston via Wikimedia Commons

NOAA, DLNR and the Public Must Work Together to Heal Maunalua Bay

Tuesday's fractious meeting on a plan to more tightly regulate Manualua Bay showed all sides need to work harder to help this iconic natural resource.
‘Energy and Passion’ for Maunalua Bay Drives a Deep Debate Over the Future of the Marine Sanctuary Cory Lum/Civil Beat

‘Energy and Passion’ for Maunalua Bay Drives a Deep Debate Over the Future of the Marine Sanctuary

Hawaii Kai residents packed an elementary school cafeteria to air their concerns and try to learn more about the potential for new restrictions.
Wespac Seeks to Expand Bigeye Tuna Quotas for U.S. Fleets Courtesy of NOAA

Wespac Seeks to Expand Bigeye Tuna Quotas for U.S. Fleets

Federal agency asked to find ways for purse seine and longline fleets to catch more than conservation measures currently allow.