By Andrew SelskyBloomberg—Surf fishing is booming in Hawaii, and the lure of a cool summer day may be what has kept some people away.
Surf fishermen from several U.S. states, including Florida and California, are coming back from the Pacific Ocean to fish and scour their states for a return of the prized sport that has drawn tourists to the Hawaiian islands.
The sport has been on a slide since 2012, when a massive die-off in the area’s wild sea lion population wiped out a population of more than 400,000 animals.
The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said that in 2020, the population of sea lions dropped by half, and there is no clear estimate of how many were left.
The lure of the open ocean has been a driving force for the sport since the late 1990s, when U.K.-based fishing company Angler magazine reported a sharp decline in the number of sea lion sightings.
It was only in 2009 that the sport was given a boost by the arrival of the first commercially available commercial fishing trawler, the Divers of the World.
In 2014, Angler published a guide book called Catch Surf, which offered advice on what to do if you find a big blue whale or shark in the water.
The guide also detailed a few common traps, like snorkel or rock netting, and suggested the best places to fish, which included the beach, deep-water areas, or at night.
“A lot of people don’t want to do it at night, and that’s understandable,” said Matt Loescher, chief executive officer of the American Anglers Association, which represents anglers in the U.T.A.L.A., which represents the operators of the world’s largest marine fisheries, told the U-T San Diego that while it’s encouraging to see more people catching waves, the reality is that the number one threat is the weather.
“That’s what we’ve seen over the last 10 years,” Loeschner said.
“The ocean is getting colder and cooler.
We’re seeing that more and more, and you’re seeing more and better fish, and people don: They don’t like that they don’t have fish, they don: they don’: the sea is changing.
That changing environment, along with the lure’s popularity among surfers, may have driven some of the recent increase in ocean fishing.
Last year, surfers from California, Arizona and Hawaii all landed on beaches in Hawaii to catch waves.
The industry is seeing a resurgence in the region after the fall of the last ice age.
Last week, the state of California announced that it would open its beaches to commercial fishing this summer.
In the Pacific Northwest, the numbers are not nearly as high.
The region’s fishing industry was only at 1.6 million fish caught last year, according to the U.-T.
A lot of that was in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, where sea levels have been rising rapidly.
In the last 20 years, sea levels in the Pacific have risen by about 5 inches in that area, according a U-Wash report from the U.’s Center for Marine Science.
While some people have been looking for a way to make a living from the sport, others are turning to fishing for a better future.
The American Angler Association has called for a moratorium on commercial fishing in the waters off Hawaii, saying that it will hurt the environment, hurt tourism, and hurt the fishing industry.
The association says that if Hawaii allows commercial fishing, it will only be sustainable for the next 25 years.
In addition, some people are trying to avoid fishing altogether.
The lure of surfing may be the main reason for some people’s reluctance. “
You can’t afford to have a shark, you can’t have a big one, you cant afford a big boat, you don’t get a boat,” Loechers said.
The lure of surfing may be the main reason for some people’s reluctance.
“Some people don;t like the idea of going to the beach and having to sit in the sun and have to fish for a long time,” he said.