Get to know Hawaii fishing communities with just the click of a button!

The Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center has launched a Community Snapshots Tool that describes 42 communities throughout the Hawaiian Islands.

Check out what local fishing fleets are catching! From Hanalei to Hilo, you can easily view current fishing data.

As you look around, you might notice trends and come up with some questions of your own. For example, why is there so much bottom fishing on Maui, Molokai, and Lanai, but pelagic fishing dominates the other islands?

Hawaii community snapshots take the pulse of Hawaii fishing communities using information about their fishing involvement and demographic characteristics

Each snapshot also includes information about the people in each community. This information helps put the fishing data in a human context, and highlights the diversity of our island communities. This can also help answer questions about how old people are, how do people make a living, and what languages people speak.

The Hawaii Community Snapshots Tool is part of a national effort by social scientists in NOAA’s Economic and Human Dimensions Research Program to make information about fishing communities more readily available to the public.

Follow the link above or click here to launch the community snapshot tool

Mahalo and happy explorations!

If you have any questions about this project or are interested to learn more about NOAA Fisheries’ work in Hawai‘i feel free to send an email to:

For more information about other PIFSC Economics and Human Dimensions research visit our website or browse recent blog posts.

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