The Hawaiian Islands are thousands of miles from mainlands of any continent, which has two implications. The term ‘hotspot’ defines the Islands of Hawaii, not just for it’s diversity of life, but geologically. The Islands of Hawaii are home to native, threatened and endangered species, arguably the most, and host invasive species found to be… Read more »
To love and respect the land, make it yours and claim stewardship for it. We visited the local He’eia. The native fish aiming to revive is called mullet. The fishpond keepers cultivate algae for a sustainable population. Smaller mullet are called ‘ama’ama and larger mullet are called ‘anae. Click the play video emoji to watch. … Read more »
Today we visited the only tuna auction in the United States with an estimated gross value of $100 million worth of fish (wholesale) passing through their doors each year. The auction was incorporated in 1952 and currently sells the catch from the 140 vessel-strong blue water fishing fleet based in Honolulu, Oahu. Each of these… Read more »
At 6am this morning we attended a tour of the only tuna auction in the US. Digging deeper into fishery management is showing us how and why we’re managing our fisheries. We heard how the shape of fish hooks is important for minimizing by-catch mortalities. By using a more closed off hook as opposed to… Read more »
The tuna auction in Waikiki Hawaii, scientificly managed by the Division of Aquatic Resources, is one of the largest fisheries that record catch data efficiently. The fishery practices sustainable methods of harvesting by only using lines instead of nets. Allowing for minimal impact to be inflicted on the marine habitats.