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From boat to buyer, see how fish auction works

By Cheryl Chee Tsutsumi

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 29, 2014

~~<p>Six days a week Guy Tama&shy;shiro, vice president of Tama&shy;shiro Market, rises at 4:30 a.m. to make it to Pier 38 in time for the start of the Hono&shy;lulu Fish Auction. Tama&shy;shiro has been the head fish buyer for his family's business for 40 years, and he knows the routine well.</p>
<p>Along with 25 to 30 other buyers, he inspects the day's catch, which has been weighed and evaluated for quality and safety before being displayed on the auction floor. Bar-coded tags on each fish provide pertinent information, including species, weight and the name of the boat that caught it.</p>
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Six days a week Guy Tama­shiro, vice president of Tama­shiro Market, rises at 4:30 a.m. to make it to Pier 38 in time for the start of the Hono­lulu Fish Auction. Tama­shiro has been the head fish buyer for his family's business for 40 years, and he knows the routine well.

Along with 25 to 30 other buyers, he inspects the day's catch, which has been weighed and evaluated for quality and safety before being displayed on the auction floor. Bar-coded tags on each fish provide pertinent information, including species, weight and the name of the boat that caught it. Login for more...



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