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Legacy Cup Golf Tournament supports Lahainaluna High School Project Graduation

LAHAINA - In an ongoing show of support for the Lahainaluna High School Class of 2020, Central Pacific Bank and the Lahainaluna PTSA partnered with the community to host the 12th annual Legacy Cup Golf Tournament. This event, following all public health guidelines, took place on July 25 on ...

How to differentiate bigeye and yellowfin tuna

The scientific name for the bigeye, Tunnus obesus, simply - and perhaps unflatteringly - means "fat tuna." However, if you've ever seen one, you'll know it is an apt description for this football-shaped speedster. The bigeye and yellowfin tuna are sometimes difficult to tell apart, especially ...

Foundation coordinates cleanup project at Sue D. Cooley Stadium

LAHAINA - The effervescent unity of the West Side community sparkled once again as a Lahainaluna High School Foundation-led maintenance project at Sue D. Cooley Stadium - the state-of-the-art athletic facility - continued its monthly cleanup effort at the historic campus. Lahainaluna High ...

Tagging equipment helps researchers study post-release mortality in billfishes

Obtaining reliable estimates of post-release mortality in billfishes has only become possible in the last 25 years or so, largely due to the development of electronic tagging equipment (acoustic and satellite tags) that allows more effective tracking of tagged fish.In addition, while there have ...

HHSAA postpones start of fall sports

HONOLULU - The rocky road that is the pathway back to opening the 2020-21 school year continues to take tenuous steps amidst the dark shadow cast by the COVID-19 pandemic.State and local school boards across the nation are struggling to balance the proper care in combating the virus with ...

Fishing is a mix of magic and methodology

Fishing and superstition don't just rhyme. The three Rs of rodding and reeling have always been rituals, rites and reading the ti leaves.As long as fishermen have challenged the sea to snatch at its mysteries, they've mixed magic with methodology. Look at a trolling lure, and tell me it isn't ...

DLNR: Swimmers and fishers asked to share aloha in the ocean

HONOLULU - After the lifting of certain restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, thousands of people returned to Hawaii's ocean waters. Akin to "playing well with others in the sandbox," the state Department of Land & Natural Resources' Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR) is ...

Reducing your billfish losses, Part II

Boat Handling: One of billfishing's most glamorous moments is a boat in hot pursuit of an even hotter fish. There's spray flying, engines howling and water coming in the cockpit with each new blast of a wave over the transom.Captains live for it, and anglers relish it, but other than the most ...

Kokoro Yamazaki is on the pathway to success

LAHAINA - Rising Lahainaluna High School senior Kokoro Yamazaki represents an energetic and focused generation of West Side teenagers that signal an optimistic future for Maui and for the world at large. Indeed, despite the anxiety of the COVID-19 pandemic, this growing wave of high-achieving ...

Reducing your billfish losses

Kneeling down with one hand on the chair's footrest, you steer the angler toward the starboard corner as line hisses off the reel just over your right ear. The fish stops and the angler pumps. After almost three hours, the purple and electric blue shape is showing about 50 feet down and is big ...