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A Big Picture for the Big Island

by Megan Joyce and Amanda Dillon The ocean off the west coast of Hawai‘i Island is home to an especially vibrant marine ecosystem. This coastal region is teeming with bright fish, sea urchins and shellfish, green sea turtles, spinner dolphins, … Continue reading

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Maintaining historic connections to waters of the Islands Unit of the Marianas Trench Marine National Monument

The Marianas Trench Marine National Monument (MTMNM) is a large-scale MPA established by US President George W. Bush by presidential proclamation in 2009. The MTMNM encompasses 61 million acres of ocean and although the nearest human communities are over 300 … Continue reading

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Coming Soon….Hawaii noncommercial fishing attitudes and preferences survey

By Justin Hospital What do Hawaii’s noncommerical fishermen think about fishery management? …fishery resources? …conditions at marinas and boat ramps? …levels of fishing access? In 2013, NOAA Fisheries conducted the first-ever national survey of recreational saltwater fishers’ opinions and attitudes. The … Continue reading

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Visualizing the market for ahi tuna in Hawaii: tracking supply and demand characteristics over time

By Kolter Kalberg and Dawn Kotowicz The majority of commercial landings for domestically caught ahi (bigeye and yellowfin tuna) sold in Hawaii go through the United Fishing Agency (UFA) auction. An auction setting, such as UFA, is often an effective … Continue reading

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Economic and social science engagement at Pier 38 – An ear to the ground

Economic researcher Kolter Kalberg (JIMAR) and Social Science researcher Dawn Kotowicz (JIMAR) visit the Honolulu Fish Auction weekly. They check in with fish dealers, auction staff, and longline fishermen during their early mornings at Pier 38. They check to see … Continue reading

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When, where, and what to fish? Cooperative information sharing and fishing behavior in Hawaii’s longline fishery

By Michele Barnes-Mauthe and Kolter Kalberg Human behavior is profoundly affected by social interactions. In pelagic fisheries, individual fishers operate in a highly complex and dynamic environment and are faced with a high level of uncertainty on a daily basis. … Continue reading

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