Tuna: The King of Fish, But For How Long?

Dec 19, 2013

Gleaming red pieces of ahi, or big eye tuna, are the centerpiece for this sashimi arrangement
Credit John Kaneko

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.