Rick Gaffney

Rick Gaffney is a lifetime resident of Hawaii, an environmentalist and a fisherman.

Support Small Fishermen By Making It Easier To Buy Fresh Off The Boat Wee Guys Fishing Tournament Kona

Support Small Fishermen By Making It Easier To Buy Fresh Off The Boat

During the pandemic, for the first time in over 200 years, you could barter or buy fish from a fisherman on his boat in nearly every community in Hawaii.

Using COVID-19 To Undermine Pacific Marine Monuments Is Wrong Courtesy: Lindsey Kramer/USFWS

Using COVID-19 To Undermine Pacific Marine Monuments Is Wrong

Wespac and the Trump administration have an anti-conservation agenda against the ocean.

Civil Beat Series Was Right: Wespac Is No Friend Of The Ocean Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Civil Beat Series Was Right: Wespac Is No Friend Of The Ocean

Fishery council members have repeatedly shown that they cannot be trusted to govern themselves.

There Are Limits To The Ocean’s Bounty Flickr: Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument

There Are Limits To The Ocean’s Bounty

Blessed to live in the most remote island chain on the planet, we also have an obligation to care for it.

Campaign Corner: Why We Need David Tarnas Back In The Legislature David Tarnas

Campaign Corner: Why We Need David Tarnas Back In The Legislature

The state House candidate’s skills and unique expertise are vitally important.

Expansion Of Marine Monument Protects Key Fisheries UNESCO via Wikimedia Commons

Expansion Of Marine Monument Protects Key Fisheries

By protecting key waters from over fishing, we can take tangible steps to preserve fishing in the Hawaiian Islands for generations to come.