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Abundance of ahi drops prices

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Poke and sashimi prices have been unusually low.

And it's all because Hawaii Island fishermen are reeling in unusually large amounts of ahi.

The hot spot appears to be off Poho-iki where boats are coming back with hundreds, even thousands of pounds worth of yellow fin tuna -- almost unheard of for this time of year.

So what's behind this run?

One Hawaii Island fisherman thinks it's ocean currents bringing the bait that Ahi feed on -- close to Hawaii.

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