Huge fish kill off Niihau triggers consumer alert - Hawaii News

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KAPAA, Kauai>> Officials with the state are investigating a fish kill on the island of Niihau and have warned residents to ask where their fresh fish is coming from.
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Reporting

Honolulu, HI

#1 Feb 6, 2009
I hope they find the cause. I also hope that it is not bleach fishing.
Fisherman

Ewa Beach, HI

#2 Feb 6, 2009
Not good if the poisonous 'red tide' organisms have mutated.
News Alert

Kapolei, HI

#3 Feb 6, 2009
Clearly the rampant industrialism of Niihau is to blame.
Anonymous

Kapaa, HI

#4 Feb 6, 2009
Reporting wrote:
I hope they find the cause. I also hope that it is not bleach fishing.
That's exactly what I thought as well.
Hapa_Haole_Boy

Wailuku, HI

#5 Feb 6, 2009
Malama o ka aina please people.

Yes, bleaching and red tide are both hopefully not to blame.

if anyone's read the Economist recently, they produced a fantastic, in-depth series of articles on the oceans of the world, great read, but so, so sad. A few incredible points I recall to this day:

-In many places 95%+ of the biomass of the ocean has been depleted.

-Red Tide has been mutating and becoming increasingly, devastatingly prevalent in many ocean areas.

-Two massive, swirling masses of plastic--larger than the size of the mainland US (yes, that big)-- float in the middle of the Pacific, growing bigger and bigger, and snagging fish and sealife by the second.

-Cod has been wiped out of the North Atlantic, and are increasingly being fished out of existence thru the rest of the Atlantic.

-Several species of tuna (bluefin I believe is one) off of Western Europe and in the Mediterranean are on the bring of extinction due to overfishing.

I highly recommend the read to any fish or nature lover, anyone interested in the upkeep of our world. And note-- I'm not even an environmentalist, sierra clubber myself. Just a local boy very much concerned about our home and world. economist.com

It's not just a tree-hugger's empty rallying cry anymore, it's now a very grave problem.
Fisherman

Ewa Beach, HI

#6 Feb 7, 2009
Hapa_Haole_Boy wrote:
Malama o ka aina please people.
Yes, bleaching and red tide are both hopefully not to blame.
if anyone's read the Economist recently, they produced a fantastic, in-depth series of articles on the oceans of the world, great read, but so, so sad. A few incredible points I recall to this day:
-In many places 95%+ of the biomass of the ocean has been depleted.
-Red Tide has been mutating and becoming increasingly, devastatingly prevalent in many ocean areas.
-Two massive, swirling masses of plastic--larger than the size of the mainland US (yes, that big)-- float in the middle of the Pacific, growing bigger and bigger, and snagging fish and sealife by the second.
-Cod has been wiped out of the North Atlantic, and are increasingly being fished out of existence thru the rest of the Atlantic.
-Several species of tuna (bluefin I believe is one) off of Western Europe and in the Mediterranean are on the bring of extinction due to overfishing.
I highly recommend the read to any fish or nature lover, anyone interested in the upkeep of our world. And note-- I'm not even an environmentalist, sierra clubber myself. Just a local boy very much concerned about our home and world. economist.com
It's not just a tree-hugger's empty rallying cry anymore, it's now a very grave problem.
Well said, its the dirty water!
Stumpy

Kaneohe, HI

#7 Feb 7, 2009
BUSH did it!
Ciguatera

Ewa Beach, HI

#8 Feb 7, 2009
Stumpy wrote:
BUSH did it!
Nah, Mufi.
abdulah fataai

Aiea, HI

#9 Feb 7, 2009
lingle went jump into da watah an' spread her legs!!!
AchmedRidiculous

Lake Charles, LA

#10 Feb 7, 2009
Gad! Wat else were they dumping in the water!
Concerned voter

Kalaheo, HI

#11 Feb 7, 2009
Ciguatera wrote:
<quoted text>
Nah, Mufi.
Every time it rains Mufi dumps it in the ocean and he wants a waiver from the EPA. Stop Mufi!

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