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Hawaii Fishing Industry

Hawaii Fishing
Photo credit: John Kaneko

Industry in Perspective

The fishing and seafood industry in Hawaii is centered in the Port of Honolulu, which receives approximately 72% of the total Hawaii fish landings with the majority being sold through the Honolulu Fish Auction.

Fish quality counts in Hawaii and the fish are chilled in ice and landed fresh. Compared with other ports, Honolulu has a relatively low volume, but high value fishery. In 2009, Honolulu ranked 31st in the nation for fish landings by volume (22.3 million lb) but 8th in the nation in landed value ($59.4 million).