The Office of Price Administration [Mahele Kau Kumukuai] set the top price of fishes for the island of Hawaii, and it is seen here below:
Some fish prices rose a little, and some decreased.
Mahimahi, Ono and Ulua rose from 55 to 60 cents. (This is per pound.)
Kalekale went from 55 to 65 cents.
Opihi went from 30 to 40 cents.
Awa, fillet, from 45 to 50 cents.
Ulua over 20 pounds, from 55 to 45 cents.
Aku fillet, ocean anae, papiopio, whole ulua under 20 pounds, 55 cents per pound.
Ahi fillet, and moi from 55 to 50 cents.
A’u fillet, kalekale, moano, opakapaka, u-u, from 55 to 45 cents.
Aholehole, from 50 to 45 cents.
Whole aku, kupipi from 40 to 35 cents.
Opelu from 45 to 35 cents.
Humuhumu from 35 to 25 cents.
Pond anae, from 60 to 55 cents.
Kole from 40 to 18 cents. Palani, Pualu, from 35 cents to 18 cents. Akule from 50 cents to 35 cents.
We see that the price of some fish are indeed low while some are higher. We have no criticisms about some, and over some we will just keep our mouths shut, for that is under their control.
Know you fishermen the prices shown above, so that you know the prices of all the different fishes, lest you go beyond it and end up without profit.
(Hoku o Hawaii, 9/22/1943, p. 1)