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April 2018

E-Zine Volume 43 Number 4
Table of Contents Featured Articles
In this issue...

Somethin' Fishy for the Young Angler by Allen Tsukamoto
Fishy Chum Sealife Tidbits, and Finny Funnies.

News from the American Sportfishing Association by Mary Jane Wilson
Modern federal fisheries management gains momentum, recreational fishermen oppose longliners.

Splash! by Bob Duerr
World-record tuna, Kahoolawe care, Wisdom the albatross and legislative action alerts.

Island Fishermen Weigh In on Two Controversial Proposals
Fishers be informed: bills that may affect fishing access are in the Legislative process.

Do We Need a Non-Commercial Fishing License in Hawaii? by Bruce Anderson
DAR Administrator discusses long-term goals of a state marine recreational fishing license.

Council News by WPRFMC Staff
Council makes recommendations on aquaculture, pelagics, bottomfish, billfish and more.

Monitoring Protected Species Interactions in a Changing Ocean by Asuka Ishizaki, Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council
Investigation notes increased interaction between Hawaii's longliners and Pacific species.

2018 Traditional Lunar Calendars Available by WPRFMC
Different lunar calendars feature the ancient and new traditions fishermen pass on to their ohana.

DLNR Dispatches
News from the DLNR covers the current archery hunt on the Big Island and marine debris.

2018 #MauiMonstahBonah Tournament by Jeff Bajuyo
Maui oio tournament draws enthusiastic crowd and yields two 7-pounders plus many smaller bonefish.

ISLAND OF HAWAI'I - Hilo Seawatch by Craig Severance
Hilo Trollers tournament season kicks off, and shore casters prep for S. Tokunaga Challenge in June.

ISLAND OF HAWAI'I - Kona Charter Desk Report by Shawna Haynes
The Kona Charter fleet put together an impressive list of billfish catches in the "off season."

In Jims Office by Rick Gaffney
A glimpse into the personal, creative space where Jim Rizzuto practiced his craft.

New Study on Fishing by Dr. Ray Hilborn and Saving Seafood
Study deems others 'interesting' and media claims 'wrong.'

HPA Middle School Theme Week 2018 by Julie Camarillo
Students tell stories of a week of fishing adventures, gyotaku lessons, growth and reflection.

Fishers Forum on Hawaii's Fisheries by Sylvia Spalding, WPRFMC
WPRFMC forum addressing media coverage of Hawaii's fisheries features local experts.

What's the Latest on Hawaiian Monk Seals? by The Pacific Islands Fisheries Staff
NOAA scientists provide the 2017 annual Hawaiian monk seal population update.

Lahaina Seawatch by Donnell Tate
Here are the 2017 harbor catch statistics and top charterboat captains and deckmen rankings.

Spring Turkey Hunt by Joe Arceneaux
Despite low numbers at the start of the season, a week on Mauna Kea proves successful and fun.

My Toughest Fight by Charles Thorne
Epic battle with a giant trevally proves that determination can be more important than age.

HOLOHOLO STYLE - Reader's Pages by HFN readers
HFN anglers--young and old--share their favorite photos, adventures and awesome catches.

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