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Officials to remove fishing boat pieces from Kapaa canal

LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) - Pieces of what appear to be a Japanese fishing boat are slated for removal after they were found in a Kapaa canal and reported to Department of Land and Natural Resource authorities.

The Garden Island reports that experts can't tell if this and other Japanese debris that has washed ashore in recent months was a result of the 2011 tsunami.

It's not uncommon for large debris to wash ashore. Last year, a total of 58 miscellaneous items from refrigerators to a sailboat wound up on Kauai shores.

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