What does Humuhumunukunukuapua a mean in English?
Designated Hawaii’s state fish in 1984, humuhumunukunukuapua’a—or Hawaiian triggerfish—earned its moniker from ancient Hawaiians because of its pronounced schnozzle (the word, quite literally, translates to “triggerfish with a snout like a pig”).
What is Hawaii’s most popular fish?
Also named Wahoo, Ono is the most popular fish in Hawaii. It is a fast fish and is difficult to catch, making it a prize catch on our boat charters. This fish tastes similar to the mackerel, though the flavor is more subtle. In fact, Hawaiians love this fish so much, it is named after the Hawaiian word for “delicious.”
Can you eat Hawaii State fish?
The humuhumu is not highly valued as a food fish by today’s tastes, although it is edible and was recognized as such by early Hawaiians.