Tuna: The King of Fish, But For How Long?
The western and central Pacific ocean are the world’s largest tuna fishery, an industry worth seven billion dollars a year. The stakes were high as a battle over sustainable harvesting of this resource came to a head in Australia earlier this month. In Hawai’i, meanwhile, families are monitoring the availability of ‘ahi, or big eye tuna, like hawks and traditionally, demand comes to a climax on New Year’s day. HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports.