National Geographic : 1954 May
© National Geographic Society 616 Mullet Fishermen, Like Umpires ataTennis Match, Sit in HighComfort and Await the Game Hawaii's commercial fishermen catch nearly 16million pounds offishand shellfish annually. A sizable portionreaches thetable byreason offather orsonspending an afternoon at the beach with pole inhand. Chairs on permanent stiltskeep part-time fishermen above thetide atAla Moana Park. The men bait hooks with bread orsquid formullet, ahard-to-catch white meat fish. Baked in ti leavesabove hotrocks, mullet isesteemed asadelicacy at the luau (pages 590 and 591). Men and boys wear alohashirts, Hawaii's gaudy sport attire.