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The one they gave away: Fishermen donate huge tuna to health-care workers


This is one gigantic catch of the day for a good cause.

A group of five Hawaii fishermen caught a 220-pound ahi tuna off the coast of Oahu and donated it to health-care workers during the coronavirus pandemic.

After the group, including the owner of a seafood business and the executive producer of a popular Hawaiian TV show, reeled in the huge fish, it went directly to Straub and Queen’s Medical Center, CBS affiliate KGMB-TV reports. That is, once they’d taken a picture with it.

“Any time you can get fresh fish prepared for you and given to you, my God, what else can we ask for,” Chimaigne Ralston, a registered nurse at Straub, told the station.

According to KGMB-TV, the group was inspired by 104-year-old Setsuo Todoroki, a local fisherman who always shared his ocean catches with those in need.

“It was nice to be a part of something greater than yourself, especially at a time when everybody needs to come together,” Tommy Mukaigawa of Monarch Seafoods told the broadcast station.

Red Sea Ocean Adventure, a fishing expedition group, shared the “mission” to its official Facebook page, writing: “We are thankful to all our frontline workers, first responders and essential workers for all their hard work.”

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“We know our restaurants, Monarch Seafood, commercial fishermen, they’ve all been hit by this,” said Christy Passion, a nurse at Queen’s Medical Center.

“So for them to take time out of their day, their troubles, it’s so humbling and we’re so grateful.”

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