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Nathan Eagle

Nathan Eagle is the news editor for Honolulu Civil Beat.

He moved to Oahu in March 2012 after he reached the self-proclaimed End of the World during a backpacking trip in South America. (Due to his respect for Hawaii laws regulating non-native and invasive species, he reluctantly decided against bringing back penguins from Isla Magdalena.)

Before Nathan’s temporary departure from the northern hemisphere, he served as managing editor of The Garden Island. It was a position as environment reporter for this century-old daily newspaper on Kauai that lured him from his native Ohio in 2007.

As a Civil Beat reporter he covered everything from state government and commercial fishing to ocean-related issues and politics.

He has won statewide and national awards for public service reporting, online news reporting, a multimedia project on Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument (The Last Wild Place), a series on ocean safety (Dying For Vacation), a series on unfunded liabilities (Pension Promises), data journalism, editorial writing, columns, photography, local news coverage and community reporting.

Nathan has degrees in journalism and Spanish from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. But he is perhaps more proud of the proverbial badges of honor he earned after diving with a dozen bull sharks in Fiji, summiting Long’s Peak in Colorado and hiking up Vulcan Villarrica in Chile.

He looks forward to continuing to serve the public in Hawaii while hopefully finding a few spare moments to enjoy the vibrant cultural activities and natural escapes that the islands offer.

Nathan warmly welcomes any and all story ideas and feedback. News tips are appreciated. You can send them directly to neagle@civilbeat.org or anonymously using this Tipbox link, which uses automatic encryption. (NOTE: If you send a tip through Tipbox I cannot respond unless there’s contact information in the body of the message.)

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Federal Fishery Managers Get Creative To Help Hawaii’s Tuna Fishermen Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

Federal Fishery Managers Get Creative To Help Hawaii’s Tuna Fishermen

The longline fleet relies on U.S. Pacific Island territories to go beyond its base catch limit for bigeye. Now one of the three territories won’t sign the deal.

DOJ Prosecutors: Kauai Councilman Led Meth Ring With Samoan Prison Gang Ku'u Kauanoe/Civil Beat

DOJ Prosecutors: Kauai Councilman Led Meth Ring With Samoan Prison Gang

Updated. Weapons violations were among the charges against Arthur Brun and 11 others. Brun pleaded not guilty Friday afternoon in Honolulu.

The Future For Fishing: Managing A Lucrative Resource In The Face Of Climate Change Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Future For Fishing: Managing A Lucrative Resource In The Face Of Climate Change

Congressional leaders are considering ways to make the nation’s primary fisheries management law more effective as the planet warms.

2 Men Killed In Plane Crash On Oahu Cory Lum/Civil Beat

2 Men Killed In Plane Crash On Oahu

The Saturday morning incident is under investigation.

Study: Monument Expansion Cut Into Profits For Some Fishermen Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Study: Monument Expansion Cut Into Profits For Some Fishermen

The tuna longliners in Hawaii who previously fished near Papahanaumokuakea had to find new fishing grounds after it was expanded.

Study: Marine Monuments Aren’t Hurting Hawaii’s Tuna Fishermen Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Study: Marine Monuments Aren’t Hurting Hawaii’s Tuna Fishermen

The commercial longline industry made more money after the feds expanded the protected areas around Papahanaumokuakea and the Pacific Remote Islands.

Honolulu Has Mapped Just How Hot Oahu Is Now Oahu Community Heat Map

Honolulu Has Mapped Just How Hot Oahu Is Now

Climate change has contributed to record heat throughout Hawaii.

Lawsuit: Feds Failing To Protect Hawaii Waters From Plastics Claire Caulfield/Civil Beat

Lawsuit: Feds Failing To Protect Hawaii Waters From Plastics

Environmental groups say the EPA should have declared the state’s coastal waters as “impaired” due to significant plastic waste.

Helicopter Fishing For Ghost Nets In Hawaii Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Helicopter Fishing For Ghost Nets In Hawaii

Nonprofits have banded together to explore a new way of removing abandoned fishing gear before it damages reefs or ensnares whales, dolphins, seals and turtles.