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Red is the season's color, especially the red of ahi

By Joan Namkoong

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Dec 26, 2012

~~<p>Red has always been the symbolic color of good luck in Asia, and it's a color prominently displayed for the new year in many Hawaii households. In Japan, a red fish was eaten to usher in the new year, and it is perhaps this tradition that endears ahi to all of us during this festive season.</p>
<p>Red fleshed, beefy, firm textured with a high fat content, ahi is Hawaii's prized sashimi fish. It will be in high demand in the days ahead and command its weight in gold. Hawaii's longline fleet was out in force before Christmas to bring home their catch for this week's New Year's tables, according to Brooks Takenaka of United Fishing Agency, which runs the Honolulu Fish Auction at Pier 38.</p>
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Red has always been the symbolic color of good luck in Asia, and it's a color prominently displayed for the new year in many Hawaii households. In Japan, a red fish was eaten to usher in the new year, and it is perhaps this tradition that endears ahi to all of us during this festive season.

Red fleshed, beefy, firm textured with a high fat content, ahi is Hawaii's prized sashimi fish. It will be in high demand in the days ahead and command its weight in gold. Hawaii's longline fleet was out in force before Christmas to bring home their catch for this week's New Year's tables, according to Brooks Takenaka of United Fishing Agency, which runs the Honolulu Fish Auction at Pier 38. Login for more...



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