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    Honolulu Fish Auction

    I had wanted to go there for a long time, never made it. Today I was there at 6am, ready with my camera In order to keep tourists from wandering around and getting in the way, they offer tours with a guide. Very professional, actually, with headsets so you can hear what he says. The Honolulu Fish auction is the largest in the US, I think the largest outside of Japan. Right now, with the holidays coming up, it's all about tuna - they currently sell about 100,000 pounds of tuna per day. Most of it caught between 50 and 200 miles off the islands, all of it with long lines. About 60% of the catch stay in Hawaii. Few other fish to see right now, but 6am is also late to get there, they start around 1am with setting everything up and I heard they had sold some nice swordfish earlier.. Very cool experience. I took tons of pics, don't have the time to really post process them much right now (some need it because the light is awkward), so here are the ones that caught my eye with minimal changes as a slideshow. I wish I knew how to embed a slide show...

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    Stefan

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    My local purveyor gets a lot of their fish from them and has it shipped same day. Very cool share.

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    WOW nice pics

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    Thanks Stefan, very cool, did you grab anything for yourself to take home?
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    Wow, nice pics! I will take an Ono.

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    I'm flying out to the mainland for a week tomorrow, otherwise I would have loved to walk out there with a small ahi. I'm not even sure I could buy one there as a private person, totally forgot to ask.

    Stefan

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    Great pictures, Stefan.

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    Awesome pictures, thank you for sharing

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    Epic pictures Stefan .
    Thanks for putting them up.
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    Thanks for sharing. Looks like it was an amazing experience
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