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Plenty of ahi available for New Year’s Eve celebrations during a challenging year

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                                 Tamashiro Market in Kalihi. At top, various grades of ahi were seen in the store’s glass display.

    JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Tamashiro Market in Kalihi. At top, various grades of ahi were seen in the store’s glass display.

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                                A chunk of bluefin toro was on sale Tuesday at Tamashiro Market in Kalihi.

    JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    A chunk of bluefin toro was on sale Tuesday at Tamashiro Market in Kalihi.

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                                Whole ahi were seen Tuesday waiting to be broken down at Tamashiro Market in Kalihi. Prices of ahi — yellowfin and bluefin tuna — typically jump prior to the new year, when many Hawaii residents associate eating ahi for good luck and good fortune for the coming year.

    JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Whole ahi were seen Tuesday waiting to be broken down at Tamashiro Market in Kalihi. Prices of ahi — yellowfin and bluefin tuna — typically jump prior to the new year, when many Hawaii residents associate eating ahi for good luck and good fortune for the coming year.

There should be plenty of ahi available for New Year’s Eve at a reasonable price, according to purveyors, as a year besieged by pandemic-related challenges winds down to a close. Read more

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