Federally Managed Fisheries in Hawai'i, U.S. Pacific Islands Face a Mixed Future
The future is both bright and bleak for Hawaiian and U.S. Pacific Islands fisheries -- depending on the fishery.
Federal fishery managers concluded the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council meeting in Honolulu last week after dealing with a mixed bag of good and bad news fisheries in the region.
On the good side, a 2018 stock assessment estimates the Hawai'i Kona crab maximum sustainable yield at 73,069 pounds. While fishermen routinely landed 70,000 pounds in the 1970s, the fishery has reported catch below...
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