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BLUE MARLIN (KAJIKI)

Hawaii Market Name: kajiki
Scientific Name: Makaira nigricans
Hawaiian Name: A`u
Japanese Name: Kurokajiki

Kajiki is commonly known as Pacific blue marlin, or a`u, the Hawaiian name applied to all marlin species. It is distinguishable by its larger size, heavier bill, and rougher, dark/black skin. It lacks the obvious stripes of the nairagi.

Flesh color in kajiki ranges from white to pink, although it varies somewhat from fish to fish. Flesh with high fat content has a naturally lacquered appearance.

Fish caught around the Hawaiian Islands can get as large as 1,600 pounds in round weight, but the usual size of fish marketed is between 80 and 300 pounds in round weight.

FISHING METHODS

All Hawaii blue marlin are line-caught. Trolling boats using lures and baits, and longliners fishing off shore land Hawaii’s blue marlin.

SEASONALITY

The heaviest landings of kajiki are June through October.

PREPARATION NOTES

Texture: Firm
Flavor: Mild Pronounced
Suggested Preparations: Raw (poke, sashimi), Grilled, Fried, Sautéed, Smoked
Kajiki with high fat content is suitable for sashimi and other raw fish dishes. Good for smoked fish and fishcake.

HEALTH & NUTRITION

Hawaii Blue Marlin is an excellent source of healthy, extra lean protein. It is also low in saturated fat and low in sodium. It is rich in niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, and selenium. Hawaii Blue Marlin is a good source of iodine and magnesium. Hawaii Blue Marlin also provides about 200 mg of omega-3’s (DHA and EPA) per 4 ounce serving of fresh fish. Click here for nutritional labels and claims.


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BLUE MARLIN (KAJIKI)

Hawaii Market Name: kajiki
Scientific Name: Makaira nigricans
Hawaiian Name: A`u
Japanese Name: Kurokajiki

Kajiki is commonly known as Pacific blue marlin, or a`u, the Hawaiian name applied to all marlin species. It is distinguishable by its larger size, heavier bill, and rougher, dark/black skin. It lacks the obvious stripes of the nairagi.

Flesh color in kajiki ranges from white to pink, although it varies somewhat from fish to fish. Flesh with high fat content has a naturally lacquered appearance.

Fish caught around the Hawaiian Islands can get as large as 1,600 pounds in round weight, but the usual size of fish marketed is between 80 and 300 pounds in round weight.

FISHING METHODS

All Hawaii blue marlin are line-caught. Trolling boats using lures and baits, and longliners fishing off shore land Hawaii’s blue marlin.

SEASONALITY

The heaviest landings of kajiki are June through October.

PREPARATION NOTES

Texture: Firm
Flavor: Mild Pronounced
Suggested Preparations: Raw (poke, sashimi), Grilled, Fried, Sautéed, Smoked
Kajiki with high fat content is suitable for sashimi and other raw fish dishes. Good for smoked fish and fishcake.

HEALTH & NUTRITION

Hawaii Blue Marlin is an excellent source of healthy, extra lean protein. It is also low in saturated fat and low in sodium. It is rich in niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, and selenium. Hawaii Blue Marlin is a good source of iodine and magnesium. Hawaii Blue Marlin also provides about 200 mg of omega-3’s (DHA and EPA) per 4 ounce serving of fresh fish. Click here for nutritional labels and claims.


Custom Charters To Fit Your Hawaiian Holiday

Captain David Crawford will customize your Kona fishing trip to fit within your vacation schedule. Whether you’re interested in fishing a Billfish Tournament or just spending a few hours on the water catching some dinner for the grill, Dave will work with you to make your Kona fishing trip the best big game fishing experience possible. The Kona Blue holds up to 6 passengers.

The Kona Blue is a completely refitted 1971, 53 foot Hatteras yacht

Captain Dave (David Crawford)

With over 18 years of professional deep sea fishing experience, most of it from right in Hawaii. His passion for fishing has led him to fish 17 different Hawaiian Islands, as well as Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, Southern California, and Costa Rica. He was born into a charter fishing family in Hawaii and caught his first Blue Marlin at the age of 10.

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  • Captain Dave Crawford
  • Honokohau Harbor - Slip # 40
  • Kailua - Kona, Hawaii
  • Phone: 808.960.6064
  • Email: dboyinkona@yahoo.com
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