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Hawaii Commercial Fishing

Big Fish Mystery: Why Are Big Island Reefs Suffering Such Dramatic Decline? NOAA

Big Fish Mystery: Why Are Big Island Reefs Suffering Such Dramatic Decline?

Troubling questions about the future of sea life in South Kohala are raised by a new study.

Hirono Co-Sponsors Pirate Fishing Elimination Act

From a press release Monday (Feb. 11): Today, Senators Rockefeller, (D-WV) and Murkowski,  (R-AK)  introduced two…
Hawaii Fishermen in Uproar About Cascade of Environmental Protections

Hawaii Fishermen in Uproar About Cascade of Environmental Protections

UPDATED Fishermen worry that monk seal and coral protections could impact fishing.

Monk Seal Found With Fishing Spear in Head

Did someone intentionally set out to hurt this monk seal? Fisherman packed a legislative hearing on fishing regulations, including restrictions…
Scientists: Climate Change Will Mean Fewer Big Fish Flickr: luckytomato

Scientists: Climate Change Will Mean Fewer Big Fish

Hawaii may have less ahi, swordfish over course of this century.
Lawsuit: DLNR Must Study Effects of Aquarium Fish Trade on Hawaii Reefs Wikimedia Commons

Lawsuit: DLNR Must Study Effects of Aquarium Fish Trade on Hawaii Reefs

Environmental advocates protesting state law allowing unlimited collection of reef fish.

Coral Reefs Are Doomed, Says Scientist

Our Landblog reports: The world’s reefs are on a trajectory to collapse within a human generation and there is…
Fishery Council: ‘Sharks Don’t Spend Any Money’

Fishery Council: ‘Sharks Don’t Spend Any Money’

Western Pacific Fishery Management Council discounts science behind study of declining reef sharks.
Sperm Banks For Coral? One Scientist’s Unusual Plan To Save The Species

Sperm Banks For Coral? One Scientist’s Unusual Plan To Save The Species

Hawaii is at the center of cutting-edge technology to save the world's marine ecosystems.