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Hawaii’s bottomfish fishermen catch their fish, and eat it too!

by Kirsten Leong In the recent blog Onaga dai Bonkei!, we shared one of the artistic and culturally significant preparations of bottomfish that we heard during interviews for the Hawai‘i Bottomfish Heritage project. We’re collaborating with the Pacific Islands Fisheries … Continue reading

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Onaga dai Bonkei!

During 2017, the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center partnered with the Pacific Islands Fisheries Group to conduct an oral history of bottomfishing in Hawai‘i. The purpose of the Hawai‘i Bottomfish Heritage project was to document the rich culture and traditions of … 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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Voices from the Hawai‘i Island bottomfishery

In mid-February I was sitting on Craig Severance’s porch overlooking Hilo Bay. The weather was a beautiful 80 degrees with light and variable winds – perfect conditions for bottomfishing out of Hilo, Hawai‘i. So we were fortunate that 14 bottomfishers … Continue reading

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Visit to Johnston Atoll Wildlife Refuge: PIFSC SE-13-07 “Deep -7” Bottomfish research expedition blog

We visited Johnston Atoll today via small boat launches from the NOAA Ship Oscar Elton Sette. The story of the atoll is long and varied and it has had multiple uses throughout its history. At the end of WWII Johnston … Continue reading

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Shark Encounters: PIFSC SE-13-07 “Deep -7” Bottomfish research expedition blog

Shark interactions When we first arrived in the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument waters off Johnston Atoll we started plotting bottomfish sampling locations using topography, currents and the EK-60 fish finder to identify areas of interest. However this was … Continue reading

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