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Start Me Up Das It ends 2020 with 387-pound marlin

LAHAINA — After being tied to the dock since the March 19th COVID-19 harbor shutdown, and just four days before the New Year, the Start Me Up Das It, with Capt. Ross Elkins and Deckman Ekolu Garso, weighed a 387.0-pound blue marlin for Steve Davis. Ross had been working the NASA and ...

Virtual class available for thrill craft certification

HONOLULU — The state Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation (DOBOR) recently announced the launch of a virtual class for thrill craft certification by Windward Community College (WCC). The new and improved virtual certification course for new thrill craft owners and operators went ...

Great Marlin Race expands knowledge of billfish behavior

The original Great Marlin Race was initiated in 2009 by Dr. Barbara Block with Stanford University and International Game Fishing Association (IGFA) Representative Robert Kurz, with the guidance of Peter Fithian, IGFA trustee and chairman of the Hawaii International Billfish Tournament, to ...

Island Time lands 510.4-pound marlin

LAHAINA — The weekend warrior Island Time joined the 500-pound marlin club, weighing a 510.4-pound blue by Capt. Rod Quam and his wife, Janice. They started off the morning at the NASA Buoy off the back side of Lanai looking for mahi mahi and tuna. After working the buoy for a while, ...

Paddle Imua goes global for 2020

KAHULUI — With participants separated by oceans, social distancing won’t be a problem for Imua Family Services’ annual paddling race benefiting Camp Imua. For the past eight years, Imua Family Services has unified water sports athletes from around the state and world through ...

Hinatea lands biggest marlin of the year

LAHAINA — The Hinatea hoisted another big blue marlin, this one weighing 656.6 pounds by Capt. Chris Cole and Deckman Dylan Lehmann. They were heading out to the MC-Buoy 12 miles off the southwest corner of Lanai. Dylan was setting up the pattern as they crossed the 200-fathom ledge ...

The history of tuna

The tuna and their close relatives, the billfish, because of their long, spear-like beaks, are among the most beautiful of the sea’s creatures. These fish, with their delicate colors and wonderfully streamlined bodies, have evolved to what appears to be the limit of hydrodynamic ...

New monograph explores the history of billfish fisheries

The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council has released the second of seven new issues in its historical Pacific Islands Fishery Monographs series. Each monograph looks at some of the most important federal fisheries and management issues for the U.S. Pacific Islands. ...