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Kids' Outreach Events

  • July 20, 2013
    The New Hope Hawaii Kai 3rd Annual Keiki Fishing Tournament was hosted by Mike Kim - the church's self-proclaimed "Fishing Minister". This year 136 keiki and their parents were treated to a morning of fun and fishing using bamboo poles armed with barbless hooks. More...
  • June 29, 2013
    This family-style keiki tournament held on Molokai was a great opportunity to support a good cause while doing a lot of barbless outreach to increase awareness of community responsibility with respect to protected species. The kids are our future and getting to them early is the key. The event was very successful as it was centrally held at the only harbor on the island just adjacent to the town. More...
  • June 20, 2013
    The annual Moanalua High School Summer Fisheries Course is in full swing. This year their hands-on summer project was a baseline study of the Blaisdell ponds at the Neil Blaisdell Center. The students were given the tasks of conducting basic water sampling and testing, identification of the algae and fish, tag and release of the resident uluas, and collection of baseline information from the tagging activity. More...
  • June 11, 2013
    The annual Moanalua High School Summer Fisheries Course sponsored by the Western Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Council (WPRFMC) is in session this year. This course seeks to expose and encourage our local kids to en- gage in our local fisheries in some way. More...
  • May 5, 2013
    The Mililani Middle School Fishing Club held their 2nd annual fishing tournament on May 3-5. The Sunday afternoon weigh-in was held in the school dining hall. This tournament was a conservation-themed event with a mix of catch, photo, and release entries as well as traditional tournament weigh-in entries. More...
  • April 26, 2013
    The 9th Annual Lanai Keiki Catch Fishing Tournament was held on the beach at Hulupoe Bay (Manele Bay). The camping areas started filling up Friday afternoon as families of the keiki anglers chose their camping and fishing spots. Friday night was the first chance the kids got to fish, and the harbor was the place to go for most of the excited anglers. More...
  • March 12, 2013
    The Barbless Circle Hook (BCH) project and the Pacific Islands Fisheries Group (PIFG) were invited to attend the Mililani Middle School's Fishing Club meeting. The very popular school club (40+ members) meets every Tuesday after school. More...
  • September 7, 2012
    The Kalaheo Elementary School Fishing Club on Kauai has increased its membership. Teacher Joel Kawate now has his entire 4th grade homeroom class plus some 5th graders in the club. More...
  • July 28, 2012
    Uncle Mike Kim from New Hope Hawaii Kai, well-known for running his "Fishing Ministry", and the gang put on a fun event for the budding fishers in their congregation. More...
  • June 30, 2012
    The 2nd Annual Keiki Tournament, "Molokai Style" was a totally free event for the 130 2–12-year-old keiki participants and their parents. Held at beautiful Poolau beach on the west end of Molokai the totally barbless, catch and release bamboo pole tournament's goal was to give the keiki an opportunity to learn how to fish, practice catch and release, and above all...HAVE FUN! More...
  • May 5, 2012
    The 8th Annual Lanai Keiki Catch Tournament at Manele Bay again had a conservation objective which promoted catch and release if the fish were not destined for the dinner table. The kids were again very much energized for the free event that covered both a night and a day of fishing which allowed them to catch a wide variety of species. More...
  • April 28, 2012
    Mililani Mauka Middle School's fishing club had its first annual fishing tournament this year. More...
  • February 12, 2012
    The BCH project was invited to the 29th Annual Hawaii Yacht Club & Waikiki Yacht Club Junior Fishing Tournament on Sunday February 12 to provide information to the participants. More...
  • January 24, 2012
    Leilehua High School junior Ian Kaopua did his senior project on overfishing. Part of his project was to hold a fishing tournament to highlight sustainable fishing through encouraging tag and release, fishing only with barbless hooks, and supporting research efforts. More...
  • December 16, 2011
    The BCH project partnered with the Pacific Islands Fisheries Group (PIFG) to provide information and education on responsible fishing. Volunteers from various groups and clubs within PIFG came together to organize another Boys and Girls Club fishing education outreach. More...