Fish farming exports hit Hawaii market

BY GIFF JOHNSON

Marshall Islands Correspondent

MAJURO, Marshall Islands — A fish farming business in Majuro has gone through a painstaking six-year pilot project and is now verging on commercial viability.

Demonstrating the business’ ability to link product to market, the first export of fresh Pacific Threadfin fish — known as “moi” in Hawaii — was exported to Honolulu on Asia Pacific Airlines in mid-December, and the following week, market demand led to a second delivery for what is anticipated to be a major market for the fish farmed in the Marshall Islands.

Rongelap Mayor James Matayoshi, who has spearheaded the . . .

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