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Archive for September 26th, 2010

Yesterday, I had an early orthodontist appointment. Since I had to get up earlier than usual, I thought I might get up even earlier and check out the Honolulu fish auction. I got there a little after 6 a.m. and the activity was already winding down.

I’m going to let the pictures tell the story with very little narration from me today (whew).

Pier 38

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Here’s the location: United Fishing Agency.

The agency is next to where the fishing boats dock.

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No Slippers!

Only in Hawaii. 🙂

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I wasn’t quite sure of the names of the fishes. Didn’t want to label them incorrectly. More information here: http://www.hawaii-seafood.org/resources/resources-pdfs/

A Lonely Pallet of Octopuses

A Cat's Dream

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Fish Being Auctioned

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To test the quality of the fish, a core sample is taken from the tail.

Core Sample

A detailed description of the process can be found here: http://www.hawaii-seafood.org/resources/auction/

After the bid is completed for each pallet, fishmongers move the pallets to the buyer’s trucks.

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If you plan on visiting the agency to watch the auction, bring a jacket. The warehouse is one giant refrigerator, and it got kind of cold.

Included in my list of things to do is visit the Fulton Fish Market in New York and the Tsukiji Fish Market in Japan. I can cross the Honolulu fish auction off the list.

For some reason, I’m in the mood for sashimi. 🙂

Enjoy.

The Mouse.

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