Longline fishing industry scrutinized for hiring of foreign fishermen

The Hawaii Longline Association has jumped into a legal fight they say threatens their livelihood. Longliners oppose a Maui fisherman’s complaint against the state. In a Circuit Court filing, the association defends its practice of hiring fishermen from foreign countries and challenges a lawsuit filed by fisherman Malama Chun. He demands the state stop issuing commercial fishing licenses to foreign fishermen.,,, But Longline Association president Sean Martin said there’s nothing illegal about the state’s licensing practices. click here to read the story 08:02