While Honolulu may be a luxurious vacation spot (which I can attest to), this morning the city was turned into one of the largest seafood auctions in the world. Behind only the Tokyo auction, the Honolulu Fish Auction brings together thousands of groups of commercial fishermen.
Selling fresh fish to the highest bidders based on market value and quality, the United Fishing Agency holds this large fish auction every year. Most of the buyers are wholesalers, but there are some local restaurants and markets who purchase the fish, too.
The fish are lined up on pallets and kept cold with ice, allowing buyers to inspect each fish before making the purchase. The auction averages approximately 70,000 pounds of fish per day and sells up to 100,000 pounds in just a single morning.