Wespac has for years resisted releasing information, fighting public records requests, lawsuits and even congressional inquiries.
A federal fisheries oversight council has stymied inquiries by congressmen, journalists and others over the past few years.
The column offered a perspective that no one else has written about.
The famous Honolulu bounty hunters helped look for a young woman police thought might try to harm students in Colorado.
Readers should be able to know and trust where your information is coming from. But public officials also have a responsibility to speak up and correct erroneous reporting.
Kevin McAleenan is now the acting director of the agency.