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Hawaii Commercial Fishing

New Tracking System Keeps an Eye on Commercial Fishing Fleets

New Tracking System Keeps an Eye on Commercial Fishing Fleets

Will fishermen stray into the recently protected Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument? Activists will be watching.

Bigeye Tuna Remains on Hawaii’s Menu — But for How Long?

There's been a lot of talk among power players about dangerously declining fish stocks in the Pacific, but action has been unsubstantial.
Waikiki-Diamond Head Fishing Area Closed for a Year Civil Beat

Waikiki-Diamond Head Fishing Area Closed for a Year

The Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources says it will help fish populations replenish themselves.

Federal Fisheries Group Uses Public Money to Lobby Against Protecting Fish

Wespac officials produced a glossy brochure and lobbied in D.C., and it came at a price.

Hawaii’s Tuna Fishing Limits Challenged

A federal lawsuit wants to limit how many more bigeye tuna Hawaii's longline fleet can catch this year.
Schatz Secures Sashimi, But Ahi Still in Peril Flickr: Christopher Liang

Schatz Secures Sashimi, But Ahi Still in Peril

The senator pushed to let Hawaii fishermen keep hauling in bigeye tuna despite conservationist concerns about a declining population.
Marine Monument: Obama Could Have Done More to Protect the Fish U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service/James Maragos

Marine Monument: Obama Could Have Done More to Protect the Fish

A compromise with the fishing industry may have given one of the stakeholders short shrift.
Obama Extends Hawaii National Marine Monument Courtesy: NOAA

Obama Extends Hawaii National Marine Monument

UPDATED — Despite concerns from fisheries scientists, President Obama scaled back a proposal to expand federal protection around the most remote Hawaiian Islands.
Remote Islands Expansion Is a Critical Step Toward Healthy Pacific Region Enric Sala

Remote Islands Expansion Is a Critical Step Toward Healthy Pacific Region

The president has an opportunity to create a unique cultural and conservation legacy with the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument.
UH: Mercury Levels Higher Than Expected in Sustainably Harvested Chilean Sea Bass Michelle Lee

UH: Mercury Levels Higher Than Expected in Sustainably Harvested Chilean Sea Bass

A new University of Hawaii study looks at how mislabeling can be hazardous to consumers.
Should the U.S. Expand Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument? Enric Sala

Should the U.S. Expand Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument?

Public invited to weigh in on Obama's proposal at town hall meeting tonight.