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October 2019

E-Zine Volume 44 Number 10
Table of Contents Featured Articles
In this issue. . .

Hawaii Freedivers Lead Team America at World Championships by Noah Chun & USFF
Free-divers from Hawai'i join national Team America and bring home a bronze medal.

Maui Speaker Series: Know Your Ocean by Maui Nui Marine Resource Council
The Council's new speaker series kicks off with Hokule'a's Nainoa Thompson.

E Ola Ka Aina: Paepae o Heeia by Jamie Winpenny
Volunteers with'boots in the muck' help a committed nonprofit restore a Hawaiian treasure.

Finding the Ku Stone by Fred Takebayashi & Clyde S. Tamaru Ph.D.
Hawaiians placed stones at fishponds to ask the gods for protection and abundance of fish.

Field Test: Shorecasting Rod Accessories by Chris Takahashi
Newly released product, the Bell Buddy, will help Hawai'i's anglers see or hear their catches in action.

ISLAND OF MAUI--Lahaina Seawatch by Donnell Tate
Two charter fishermen and their Lahaina captains and crews land big blue marlin during the month.

Sharing Our Sport by Bill Jardine
Friends and family share a memorable day snorkeling and fishing off the Big Island.

Splash! by Robert Duerr
A new research facility, rougue-waves, Pohoiki Ramp, blue dragons and more make a 'Splash!'

Scientists Are Optimistic About Pelagic Fisheries by Mark D. Fitchett, Ph.D., WPRFMC
Tuna trend summaries show healthy stocks, but striped marlin and oceanic whitetip shark data cause concern.

Honolulu Fleet Grows by USCG
Three new U.S. Coast Guard cutters join the Honolulu fleet to protect 'safety, security and economic interests.'

ISLAND OF HAWAI'I--Hilo Seawatch by Craig Severance
Hilo Trollers celebrate another successful monthly event and prep for the two-day Labor Day Tournament.

Tail Tale - Monster Flounder Meets Diving Wahine by Ihilani Phillips
A great day of diving produces a nice flounder fish caught on a 3-prong spear.

Inaugural 'Becoming an Outdoors Woman' Event by Dan Dennison, DLNR
Program teaches women skills to foster independence and make time spent outdoors more productive.

Ciguatera by Clyde S. Tamaru Ph.D. & Cara Empey Campora Ph.D.
Ciguatera toxicity education can decrease the risk of exposure.

ISLAND OF HAWAI'I--Kona Charter Desk Report by Amber Hudnall
With the season still in full swing in August, the fleet brought in a grander, and other impressive catches.

Rising Ocean Temperatures Are Killing Coral by Dan Dennison, DLNR
Following these simple six steps can help to reduce additional stress on ocean corals.

Bad News Continues by Richard Hoeflinger
Big Island hunters see a lack of game resource support from the DLNR.

Postcard Notes from Alaska - The Land of Butterfish by Stan Wright
A quest for Alaska's popular black cod ends with happy anglers and coolers full of fish.

Tail Tale - Another Amazing Fishing Trip by Jay Scroggin
Despite a late start, a solo trip ends with fresh fish on the table.

Learn to Fish, Lure Making & More - Part 2 by Billie Napoleon & Mid-Pacific Institute Students
Students share stories and poems of lure making, fishing exploration and study at He'eia fishpond.

Kidtime Adventure & Somethin' Fishy for the Young Angler by Allen Tsukamoto
The Opelu Run story, along with clues to a mystery, Fishy Chum Sealife Tidbits, and Finny Funnies.

HOLOHOLO STYLE - Readers Pages by HFN Readers
HFN anglers and divers--young and old--share their favorite photos, adventures and awesome catches.

HFN Shoreline and Offshore Tournament Calendar
The tournaments are tapering off, but there is still lots of fun to be had and big fish to catch.

HFN Tides and Moons, Island Charts and FAD Locations
Fishing forecast, box jellyfish alerts, weather predictions and best days and times for fishing.