DECREASE IN THE CATCH OF OCEAN FISH
Hilo, Dec. 22—According to a report by the fish market association of Hilo, they said that there is a marked decrease in the amount of fish brought in to the fish markets of Hilo nei, and this is a result of the difficulty brought on by the very stormy seas these days. The pull of the currents is very strong, and this occurs in the fishing waters, so the fishing boats cannot head straight for them; the only fish caught by the large fishing vessels of Hilo are Ahi and other fish from far outside of the normal fishing areas of Hilo.
Here however are the Japanese, still persevering these stormy conditions of the sea by carrying out their regular work. And the determined fishermen are reaping the benefits of their persistence.
If those who eat fish are without fresh fish, here are nicely-salted opelu being sold at the pastor’s residence of Haili and it is being sold for a good price; it is fish salted well by the expert fish salters of Kapalaoa. Ring the Telephone Number 168, and the dried opelu in forties [kaau] will be delivered to your house.
(Hoku o Hawaii, 12/24/1929, p. 2)