US scores overdue increase in bigeye tuna catch limit, while American Samoa struggles to sustain its local tuna economy

The 20th Regular Session of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) was held December 4-8, 2023, in Rarotonga, Cook Islands. The primary focus at this meeting was revising the conservation and

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At least 36 people died in wildfires in Hawaii

A search of the wildfire devastation on the Hawaiian island of Maui on Thursday revealed a wasteland of obliterated neighborhoods and landmarks charred beyond recognition, as the death toll reached at least 36 and

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FEMA-chartered planes to send relief to Guam from Hawaii

A chartered Pacific Air Cargo’s B474-400F will airlift supplies from Hawaii’s Diamond Head facility to Guam, according to Paul Skellon, PAC’s director of communications. Days after Typhoon Mawar hit Guam, the

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Mauna Loa: World’s largest active volcano erupts in Hawaii

The world’s largest active volcano, Hawaii’s Mauna Loa, has erupted for the first time in almost 40 years. The lava flow is mostly contained within the summit, but residents have been placed on alert and

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World’s largest ocean reserve off Hawaii has spillover benefits, study finds

Six years ago, the then U.S. president, Barack Obama, created the world’s largest fully protected ocean reserve by expanding the existing Papahānaumokuākea marine national monument in Hawaii, a world heritage site

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Kaua’i, first county to regulate devt on sea level rise forecast

Kaua ‘i, the fourth largest island of Hawaii, became one of the first counties to enact proactive development regulations based on scientific modeling projections of sea level rise. “Today is truly a historic day as

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Photo exhibit challenges anti-Micronesian attitudes in Hawaii

A photography exhibit by veteran Pacific journalist Floyd K. Takeuchi opens in Honolulu on September 1 with the explicit purpose of challenging local negative stereotypes about the state’s small but highly visible

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Traditional values underpin Kanaloa Rugby

A new rugby franchise to the US national competition may provide a life-line for some Pacific islands rugby players. The  website of Hawaii-based Kanaloa Rugby bears the quote, “From the depths of breadths of the

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COVID-19 affects the military

The Rim of the Pacific military exercise will proceed  from August 17-31 as an at-sea only event in light of COVID-19 concerns. The Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet will host the biennial maritime exercise.  The

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