big island fishing

Hawaiian Fish

The waters of Hawaii are ripe with tropical marine life, fish that favor warm waters and a plentiful food supply, and the stunning species are generally found very easily. When out on a snorkeling adventure it is quite common to see a Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle, and when you are strolling on the beach, it is common to find turtles and monk seals sunbathing and resting. Hawaiian fish and marine life are everywhere and finding them is not as hard as you might think.

As the largest body of water on the planet, the Pacific Ocean is an ideal place for large and small fish to thrive. There are thousands of fish species living in Hawaiian waters, the actual number may not be known, and there are many ways to see fish of all sizes during your vacation. Snorkeling and scuba diving are two options for fish that live on the reefs, diving with sharks and swimming with manta rays is very specific to what you see, and you can see bigger fish on a fishing charter, though the object is to catch a fish, not just see fish.

Locally owned Fishing Charters head out to sea each and every day looking for the days catch. These boats sell to local fish markets, and the fresh fish is supplied to local restaurants and grocery stores. The big fish that are found in Hawaii are vital to the health of the ocean, and have been part of the best dishes in Hawaii for generations. Some of The fish commonly found in Hawaiian waters, and that are well known in Hawaiian cuisine are:

  • Blue, Black, and Stripped Marlin
  • Ahi (Yellowfin Tuna)
  • Ono (Wahoo)
  • MahiMahi
  • Skipjack Tuna

No matter how you choose to see Hawaiian fish, it is always a treat. These beautiful fish are closely tied to Hawaii, and some species are found only in perfect conditions like Hawaii. From the tiniest reef fish to the biggest marlin, Hawaiian fish are incredible.

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