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Thousands celebrate Hawaii’s seafood industry

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Thousands gathered at Pier 38 for the sixth annual Hawaii Fishing & Seafood Festival on Sunday.

Many fishermen and ocean enthusiasts from the Pacific region flew in for the festival to show their support and to educate the local community.

"The whole reason why we do this fishing festival is to celebrate our fishing and seafood industries, as well as the community out here; big fishing community, diving community, and boating community. It is also to bring a lot of awareness and issues that are around," said Marc Inouye, president of Pacific Islands Fisheries Group.

There were more than 100 different vendors, live fishing demonstrations, a longline boat tour, and live entertainment.

The festival helps fund outreach programs that work with non-profit organizations such as The Boys and Girls Club and Boy Scouts. The event also helps fund local fish research.

For more information, visit Pacific Islands Fishery website.

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