National Fisherman

HONOLULU - Faced with soaring business expenses and soft wholesale fish prices, some struggling commercial fishermen are considering going on strike.
About thirty captains and owners of longline fishing vessels met Wednesday to discuss a potential stoppage.
"They're really thinking about going on strike to send a message," said "Jenny," who works for one of Hawaii's 2,600 fishing vessels.
"Everybody is going broke."
On Thursday, Honolulu Harbor's Pier 17 was unusually crowded with fishing vessels. Many of them are usually are out to sea at this time. 
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