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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. ...

2021 world title hunt begins with Maui Pro presented by Roxy at Honolua Bay

HONOLUA BAY — The world’s top female surfers will gather this week on the Valley Isle for the start of the 2021 Women’s Championship Tour (CT) as the 12-day waiting period for the Maui Pro presented by Roxy at Honolua Bay begins on Friday, Dec. 4. After the cancellation of last ...

Winning ‘tagtics’

If you’re going to do something, do it right. In tagging terms, that means selecting the right stick for the job and then putting thought into how to use it. As with any fighting gear, tagging equipment should be the correct type for the job. There are different length tag poles ...

MIL football season may start in February

LAHAINA — The Hawaii High School Athletic Association and the Department of Education announced last week that interscholastic athletics are tentatively set to begin on Jan. 5, 2021. This start date covers low- and medium-risk programs, with high-risk sports, such as football and wrestling, ...

THERE HE IS!

The great fisherman, author Zane Grey, wrote millions of words that stirred the imagination and brought scenes of land and sea to vivid life. But for fishermen, three words of his never fail to start the adrenaline, to relive the action. Those words are: “There he is!” For ...

WSL 2021 Women’s Championship Tour to start at Honolua Bay

WEST MAUI — The World Surf League (WSL) last week confirmed the launch of the 2021 Championship Tour (CT) in Hawaii, with the women slated to compete at the Maui Pro presented by ROXY at Honolua Bay. Providing flexibility to hold the contest in the best waves possible, the holding ...

Tight lines!

The next generation of monofilament gives anglers a strong advantage. Higher abrasion resistance, thinner diameter, greater strength. Don’t discard these claims as pure marketing hype. Thanks to rapidly evolving technology, today’s monofilaments offer distinct improvements over lines ...

Bone structure helps explain how marlin live

Bones invariably form the framework for anatomical descriptions. Quite apart from their own intrinsic fascination and beauty, their structure can tell us a great deal about how animals live. They dictate body form, provide protection for vital structures and transform the power from the ...