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Hawaii fishermen paying Guam $200K to fish 2,000 metric tons of Guam’s bigeye tuna quota

Honolulu-Fish-Auction-Bluefin-TunaGuam is getting a $200,000 financial benefit from Hawaii-based longline fishermen who have exhausted multiple catch limits for tuna, or ahi, this year. By allowing Hawaii longline fishermen to catch ahi in Guam’s name, there will be a record of bigeye catch for Guam. Having that record may help ensure that Guam’s quota won’t be taken away in succeeding years — in the event future generations of Guam fishermen would have the capability to catch bigeye tuna, Duenas said. Read the article here 14:57