Civil Beat Staff

Nathan Eagle

Nathan Eagle is the deputy 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 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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December 2021

Monday, December 6

State Hawaiian Advisory Group Separates From Federal Fishery Council

November 2021

Monday, November 22

A New Marine Sanctuary Proposal May Not Be What It Seems

Tuesday, November 16

‘Not Just Wespac’: Federal Oversight Of Fisheries Is Under Scrutiny By Congress

Monday, November 15

Congressmen Seek Reforms After ‘Damning’ Audit Of Pacific Fisheries Fund

Wednesday, November 10

Federal Audit Finds Questionable Spending And Lax Oversight By Wespac Of Secretive Fisheries Fund

How The Magnuson-Stevens Act Shaped Hawaii’s Fishing Industry

Proposed Updates To Federal Fishing Law Target Wespac

Tuesday, November 9

Alaska: Where Conservation Plays A Key Role In One Of The World’s Biggest Fisheries

Monday, November 8

Pro-Fishing Industry Council Members Often Stay In Power For Years

Sunday, November 7

‘A Force Of Nature’: Wespac’s Kitty Simonds Has Had A Productive Reign

Friday, November 5

Wespac’s Fight Against Marine Monuments Is All About Protecting The Fishing Industry

Thursday, November 4

Wespac’s Aggressive Effort To Muscle In On State Control Of Fisheries

Wednesday, November 3

How Politics And Lobbying Have Shaped Federal Fisheries Policies In The Pacific

April 2021

Thursday, April 29

Civil Beat Is Now Translating Some Stories Into Hawaiian

Ke Unuhi Aku Nei ʻO Civil Beat I Mau Moʻolelo Ma Ka ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi

February 2021

Tuesday, February 9

Feds Consider Paintballs And Sponge Grenades To Thwart Endangered Monk Seals

Friday, February 5

Feds Fine Hilo Veterans Home $500,000 Over Deadly COVID-19 Outbreak