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

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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 … Continue reading

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New NOAA Survey to Value Non-Commercial Fisheries in Hawai‘i

We know that fishing is important to you and is an important part of Hawai‘i’s culture. We also know that money spent on fishing is important to the Hawai‘i economy. You spend money every time you launch your boat, put … Continue reading

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Kaua‘i bottomfishers face rougher ocean conditions

In late April, the Pacific Islands Fisheries Group met with seven bottomfishers in Port Allen, Kaua‘i. It was a beautiful day in the low 80s at the Port Allen Fishing Club clubhouse. The winds were light and variable, with buoy … Continue reading

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Hawaii Bottomfish Heritage Project Underway

Bottomfishing has a unique tradition in Hawai‘i that dates back to ancient times. Ancient Hawaiians targeted bottomfish such as ‘ōpakapaka (Hawaiian pink snapper, Pristipomoides filamentosus) using fishing canoes launched from shore. They located fishing spots by triangulating landmarks and used … Continue reading

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How much does a longline fishing trip cost?

Since 2004, the PIFSC Socioeconomics Program – in collaboration with the NOAA Observer Program managed by the Pacific Islands Regional Office (PIRO) – has maintained an ongoing trip-level economic data collection program for Hawaii longline fisheries. The establishment of this … Continue reading

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Does Holding a Commercial Fishing License Make a Fisherman Fish Commercially?

PIFSC Socioeconomics Program economists, Dr. Hing Ling Chan and Dr. Minling Pan, in collaboration with the State of Hawaii Division of Aquatic Resources, recently completed a study to examine the economic and social characteristics of the Hawaii small boat fishery. … Continue reading

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