Hawaii's Fish

Hawaiian Name Other Names Seasons Size
A'u Pacific Blue Marlin,
Kajiki Striped Marlin or Nairagi
Summer/Fall 1000+ lbs
A'u Ku Sutome
Broadbill swordfish
April/July up to 1000 lbs
Ahi Bigeye or
Yellowfin tunas
Winter
Summer
100-250 lbs
Aku Skipjack or
striped tuna
Year around 4-40 lbs
Hebi Shortbill spearfish Dec-May 20-40 lbs
Mahi-mahi Mahi, Dorado, Dolphinfish March/May
Sept/Nov
8-25 lbs
Nonchong   Varies 4-25 lbs
Opah Moonfish Varies Varies wildly
Opakapaka Hawaiian Pink Snapper Winter 1-12 lbs
Onaga Red or Longtail Snapper December 1-8 lbs
Uku Gray Snapper or
Job fish
Summer  
Tombo Albacore Varies 40-80 lbs