THE FISHING BOATS
Beginning in 1982, Duckett launched two commercial fishing boats, the Pilikia and the Temptation. Pilikia, which means “trouble” in Hawaiian, sailed full time, harpooning swordfish for our restaurants. In 2000, true to her name, the original Pilikia ran aground on San Clemente Island and was lost. Today, it is another local boat, called the Chula, that partners to provide the Fish Market with fresh local catches including harpooned local swordfish. We make a point to maintain close relationships with local fishermen, because we respect their commitment to preserving seafood supplies and appreciate their service.