The Pacific Islands Fisheries Group is launching a new satellite tagging project targeting ahi or bigeye tuna off the Kona Coast. The project aims to catch, tag and release five ahi of at least 70 pounds or larger.

The project is a cooperative research effort by the Pacific Islands Fisheries Group, Kona fishermen and the Large Pelagics Research Center that is sponsored by the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council. PIFG is a nonprofit organization supporting cooperative research, sound fisheries management and fishery education and outreach.

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