Turtle Conservation Rules Cut Hawaii’s Swordfish Season Short for 2nd Year in a Row

HONOLULU – Swordfish season typically run through the month of June.

But the 15 boats that make up Hawaii’s shallow-set longline fleet are sidelined for now.

That’s because a law protecting endangered sea turtles has cut Hawaii’s commercial season short for the second year in a row.

Earlier this week, fisherman hooked a loggerhead turtle ― the 17th one of the year.

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