Hawaiian Swordfish Back in the Market After 9-month Absence; New Measures Protect Sea Turtles
The Hawai'i swordfish fishery is expected to land its first catch in nine months today. This healthy fishery produces approximately 55 percent of America's domestic swordfish and supplies 14 percent of the total US swordfish market.
"Without Hawai'i swordfish, US markets will increase their dependence on foreign suppliers," Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council Executive Director Kitty M. Simonds said in a press release. "Our pelagic longline fisheries are well managed and rigorously monitored and regulations are enforced. International fishery management organizations consider ...
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